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What's Involved

This is a one-year course and the prime purpose of the qualification is to ensure that upon successful completion, you are a proficient and competent bricklayer. At this level, being able to read construction information and drawings is necessary and a solid understanding of structures and processes is required. Therefore, a grade 4 in GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 qualification in functional skills English and Maths, is a requirement for this course.

The Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma pathway allows you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression as a bricklayer within the sector. 

It covers the following skills:

  • Repair and maintain structures
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork
  • Carry out decorative and reinforced brickwork
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys

Entry Requirements

You'll require English Language GCSE Grade 5 (C) or Functional Skill Level 2 and Maths GCSE Grade 5 (C) or Functional Skill Level 2. Having previously completed A Levels or have both Level 1 and 2 Diplomas in Bricklaying or a related subject would be advantageous. You'll be working or have worked in the industry as a Bricklayer.

Where will it take me?

Following successful completion of this course you may wish to seek employment as a bricklayer. This qualification will also enable progression to the NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations and the NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management. After gaining work experience in your chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas or students can enrol onto the Level 3 or HNC/HND Construction and the Built Environment (management course) qualification, subject to successful interview.

Course Assessment Method

All online examination based units are externally assessed whilst practical units are internally assessed. You will build up a portfolio of evidence which will be internally assessed and verified by the centre and then externally verified by City & Guilds.

Where and When

Bricklaying Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma

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Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.

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