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Brickwork Level 1 Diploma
Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
4 GCSEs grades A*- E or acceptable alternatives, including English Language.

Brickwork Level 1 Diploma

The Diploma in Bricklaying is designed to prepare people to enter the construction industry as bricklayers. The course will give you a thorough grounding in the practical aspects of bricklaying. Students must start at Level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to Level 2.

About the Course

This course is designed to teach you the basic skills involved in bricklaying. You will cover building methods and technology used within the industry, as well as key bricklaying skills such as block laying and basic cavity walling.

You will also be taught the fundamental elements of health and safety practices on a brickwork site. 

Key Units

General Units
  • Safe Working Practices in Construction
  • Information, Quantities and Communicating with Others
  • Building Methods
  • Construction Technology

Brickwork Specific Units
  • Basic Block Laying Skills
  • Basic Bricklaying Skills
  • Basic Cavity Walling
  • Contributing to Setting Out and Building Basic Masonry Structures (up to damp course level)
  • Health and Safety 

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course; they will include Maths and English. You will attend lessons to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs grades A*- E or acceptable alternatives, including English Language.



Where does this Lead

Progression on to a Level 2 Brickwork course or an Apprenticeship.

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Will this course suit me?
This course is designed for people wishing to take up a career within the building industry as a bricklayer. You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions. All other safety equipment will be provided.

Personal Study Time

Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.

Extra Costs

For this course you will be required to buy PPE college work wear.