Course Information

Who is the course for?

This course is for labourers or self-employed people working on site in the construction industry who are looking to train and work towards becoming a fully trade qualified bricklayer but cannot attend a day release programme due to work commitments. Completion will earn the candidate a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying alongside a Level 2 NVQ which will qualify you to industry standards as a bricklayer.

What does the course involve?

 Learners will study the following units: 

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding

 In addition to this you will be assessed on site, in the workplace whilst providing evidence of a variety of bricklaying tasks to qualify you to NVQ Level 2, this can take the form of observations, professional discussions and witness testimonies amongst others.

What makes this course special?

The course is available to anybody who is actively working towards becoming a bricklayer in the construction industry. It will run over 2 evenings per week so that learners can fit the study programme around their working day. 

Placements/Work Placements

A work placement will be required so that you can be assessed on site to show that you are competent in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

You will need to be working in the construction industry and have the opportunity to undertake bricklaying tasks that can be observed.

A basic understanding of bricklaying would be advantageous but full training will be provided.

What are the assessment methods?

You will be assessed via online, multiple choice exams as well as practical skills tests in our purpose built workshop.

NVQ assessments will include:

  • Observations of tasks being undertaken on site
  • Professional discussion interviews
  • Witness testimonies
  • A portfolio of evidence

How long is the course?

This is a 2 year course. 

What are the College attendance requirements?

The trade evening course will run 2 evenings per week during the academic calendar year for 2 years.

Are there any additional costs for the course?

There are no additional costs.

What are the progression options?

Level 3 Diploma / NVQ in Bricklaying 


This qualification will enable you to operate as a fully qualified bricklayer.

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