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Bricklaying (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This is an excellent course for those who are wishing to develop basic trade skills in bricklaying whilst working towards achieving a nationally recognised qualification. This is a hands-on, enjoyable programme which provides progression from the Level 1 Diploma. It is specifically designed to be delivered in a training environment using simulated conditions.

What will I learn?

Candidates will have to achieve the following units to achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying:

Carry out safe working practices
Information, quantities and communicating with others
Building methods and construction technology
Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
Thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
Build solid walling, isolated and attached piers including projection arms
Build cavity walling, forming masonry structures.

Entry Requirements

Diploma Level 1 in Bricklaying, Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.
You will also be required to pass an entrance test.
A good reference and a satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Home study would be extremely beneficial in order to achieve your targets. You will be assessed by carrying out four practical tasks when you and your assessor agree you are ready. You will also complete an online test at the end of each unit and an end of year online exam. The final qualification will be a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

Additional Costs and Information

You will need to provide safety footwear, overalls and stationery.

What Could I Do Next?

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

You could progress onto a Level 3 course in the same occupation, such as a Level 3 Construction Contracting Operations and then on to Level 4. The level 2 and Level 3 Diploma support the Apprenticeship Framework in England. On completion of this diploma, learners may progress into employment where they will also need to achieve a Skills Award Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) which is assessed on site.

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