Bricklaying Level 1

What entry requirements do I need?

You will need a minimum of: 2 GCSEs grade E/2 - G/1 in English and maths, and successful completion of the Foundation Construction Skills qualification.

What will I learn?

If you are thinking of starting a career in bricklaying, then our Level 1 course will give you all the basic skills you need.

During this one-year course you will learn a range of basic bricklaying skills. You will start with learning the basic principles of bricklaying, and then get hands on with brick and block laying techniques in our purpose built workshop. You will understand the importance of health, safety and welfare in the workshop and on a construction site. You will also gain an understanding of how buildings are set out and basic building methods.

During this one-year course you will cover topics including:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Building methods
  • Basic bricklaying skills
  • Basic block-laying skills
  • Setting-out buildings

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, 10% will be coursework and 30% will be made up of exams. Constructive feedback from your tutor will help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What could I progress on to?

On completion of the course you could progress onto the Level 2 Bricklaying course or start an Apprenticeship in Bricklaying.

With some additional training you may also look to start your career in the industry and move into roles such as a Bricklayer, Site manager and a Property developer.

A range of specified PPE and other items, costing approximately £160, will be required for this course.

In addition you will also be required to provide safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.


Additional Course Details for 19/20

  • Course code 13205
    Course name Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying
    Campus Ore Valley Campus
    Study mode Full-Time
    Start date 09/09/19
    Duration 36 week (s)