Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This Level 1 Technical Diploma is aimed at learners who wish to become a bricklayer and will give students a firm grounding to progress on to an apprenticeship programme. The qualification is also suitable for students progressing from the City & Guilds 6219 Extended Certificate in Construction and has slightly more focus on the theoretical knowledge based elements of the construction industry, as well as further developing their practical skills to enable the learners to develop the skills to set out and build a variety of cavity and solid wall masonry structures to industry standards.

What does the course involve?

The course provides an introduction to health and safety in construction as well as an introduction the construction industry in general. Students will learn about the different types of construction, sustainability, energy saving materials used in construction and the job opportunities that are available. Practical skills are developed through a series of bricklaying projects where the student must read drawings and produce a finished piece of work. 

Course Units include:
  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • 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
  • Setting out masonry structures
  • Mixing construction materials
  • Laying patio

Modules are taught via interactive theory sessions in the classroom and practical sessions in the purpose built bricklaying workshop.

What makes this course special?

  • Purpose built bricklaying workshop equipped with a full selection of hand tools, technical drawings, building materials and construction equipment
  • Links with external companies – Guild of Bricklayers, SkillBuild, C.I.T.B

Entry Requirements

You need three GCSEs in the A* to D or 9 to 3 range including English & Maths, or an appropriate entry qualification such as the 6219 Extended Certificate in Construction. Course entry is subject to an initial assessment in order to determine the appropriate level of study and a successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

Practical projects will be assessed through externally set practical skills tests with the opportunity to achieve the units at a pass, merit or distinction.

A series of theory examinations will assess the candidates underpinning knowledge of health, safety and welfare in construction as well as more trade specific technical exams based around the principles of building construction, information and communication, setting out masonry structures, solid walling and cavity walling.  

How long is the course?

One year.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Course materials
  • Clothing

What are the progression options?

Candidates could progress into a full Apprenticeship, a Level 2 Diploma or alternatively you could find employment in the construction industry.

Further Information