Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This Practical Brickwork - City & Guilds Extended Certificate in Construction is designed to develop your practical skills whilst still covering the theory of construction industry in general. You will learn about health and safety, the different types of construction, sustainability, the energy saving materials used in construction and the job opportunities that are available. The course is geared heavily towards improving your practical ability in preparation for the full Level 1 Technical Diploma in year 2. 

What does the course involve?

Bricklaying projects include reading drawings and producing a finished piece of work set to varying specifications.

Units studied could include:

  • Introduction to Health & Safety in the Construction Industry
  • Introduction to the Construction Industry
  • Constructing half brick and one brick walling
  • Constructing block walling
  • Constructing half brick return corners
  • Constructing cavity walls in brickwork and block work
  • Laying a patio

Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the D to G or 3 to 1 range, or other equivalent qualification. You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

What are the assessment methods?

Modules are taught via interactive theory sessions in the classroom and practical sessions in the purpose built bricklaying workshop. You will be assessed by written and practical assessment.

How long is the course?

This is a one year programme.

What are the progression options?

You could progress on to a full Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying or an Apprenticeship at Bridgwater & Taunton College. Alternatively you could find employment within the construction industry.

Awarding Body

City & Guilds.

Further Information