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Introduction to Brickwork

Key course information

Construction and Trades


6 weeks

Part time


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Course Overview

If you have a desire to take on some DIY that isn't just about putting up picture frames and hanging wallpaper, why not learn how to bring your own grand design to life and take up bricklaying! If you have already tried, you'll know how satisfying it can be to build your own walls, and with this course, you will learn the fundamental skills you need to start building barbecues, patios, garden walls and much more!You don't need any previous experience, just a genuine interest and a willingness to learn! If it was good enough to be Winston Churchill's favourite past-time it must be worth having a go!

What will I learn?

The course aims to provide you with the basic practical skills to be able to
successfully and safely work with bricks.
On completion, you should be able to:

demonstrate an understanding of all aspect of health and safety relevant to
working with bricks and the construction site
successfully lay bricks to complete a series of set projects in the class
construct brick structures such as small walls and barbeques to a high
demonstrate an understanding of measuring and quantity control.
The following topics will be covered during the course:

Health and Safety
Safe Use of Tools and Equipment
How to Mix Mortar and Concrete
How to Bond Bricks
How to Estimate Quantities
How to Cut and Lay Brickwork
Garden Walls and Barbeques
Cavity Walls and Patios.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need to wear overalls and hard-capped boots for this course and bring with you a notebook and pen.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

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