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Bricklaying (Level 1)

Key course information

Construction and Trades

02/09/2021

1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview


This course will give you a basic insight into bricklaying as a career. It can lead towards further qualifications which include the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or an apprenticeship in the industry.


What will I learn?


You will learn all aspects of basic brickwork including mixing mortar, cutting components and laying bricks and blocks. By the end of the year should be able to build a straight brick wall to a good standard!



You will learn about:




Carryout safe working practices in construction

Information, quantities and communicating with others

Building methods and construction technology

Basic block laying skills

Basic bricklaying skills

Basic cavity walling

Setting out and build basic masonry structures up to damp course level

Entry Requirements


4 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above, or equivalent, including Maths and English and a good reference and a satisfactory interview.

You will also be required to undertake a skills assessment.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


You will need to revise for the end year exam.You will need to pass a number of practical and theoretical assessments and assignments.You will need to pass an end of year multiple choice test.

Additional Costs and Information


Students must supply their own stationary, overalls and safety boots.

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

Two-thirds of construction companies claim they struggled to hire a carpenter due to a shortage of skilled workers

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

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