Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is for students who are interested in becoming a bricklayer and working within the construction industry. The course is designed to develop the student’s practical skills whilst still covering the theory of construction industry in general.

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

Successful interview.

What are the assessment methods?

Written and practical assessment.

How long is the course?

One year.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

  • Course materials
  • Clothing

What are the progression options?

Awarding Body

City and Guilds.

Further Information