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What's Involved

This is a one-year full time course and it is designed for students with little or no previous experience or knowledge about bricklaying - although in some cases you may have already completed a City & Guilds multi-trade course.

The aim of the course is to develop the basic employment skills, practical skills and knowledge required in order to become a competent and employable bricklayer.

You can expect to study topics including:

  • Health and Safety Information
  • Quantities
  • Communication with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Basic block laying skills
  • Basic cavity walling
  • Building basic masonry structures up to damp proof course level

If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in English, you will study an additional English course. If you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 or above in Maths, you will study an additional Maths course.

There are two online examinations that must be completed by students with practical assessments completed within a portfolio.

Entry Requirements

GCSE maths and English grade 3/D - 2/E, a successful interview and Skillsbuilder assessment.

Where will it take me?

On successful completion of the Level 1 course you will progress onto the Level 2 Bricklaying course. Alternatively you may wish to undertake an Apprenticeship programme.

On completion of the level 1 course you will be guided and advised onto either a Level 2 Site Carpentry, Level 2 Bench Joinery course or Level 2 Maintenance Operations.Alternatively you may wish to undertake an apprenticeship.

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 1 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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