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
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.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Additional Costs and Information
This course will take place weekly from 6-9pm.
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?
You could enrol on a number of other courses at Wiltshire College, however if you have a burning desire to further develop your bricklaying skills professionally, why not take a look at our Level 2 and Level 3 Bricklaying Construction Diplomas.