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Study Mode
Full Time 
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
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Entry Requirements
  • A Level 1 qualification in Brickwork/Bricklaying
  • 4 GCSEs grade A*- E / grade 2 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language

Brickwork Level 2 Diploma

This Level 2 Bricklaying progression study programme is designed to give you the industry recognised skills required for a career as a brciklayer. This course will further develop your skills in the practical aspects of bricklaying, enabling you to progress into employment upon successful completion.

About the Course

This course is available to students who have completed a Level 1 qualification in brickwork.

You will cover a range of bricklaying techniques used within the industry, as well as key skills such as constructing block and cavity walling. You will also be taught the fundamental principles of building on a work site.

You will benefit from learning in our purpose-built workshop at City Campus.

English and Maths

These skills are at the heart of Construction, and learners will be expected to complete English and maths studies as part of their programme (unless you hold a GCSE grade 4 (reformed grading) or grade C (legacy grading) in maths and/or English).

Personal Study 
You will be expected to work independently on project work when you are not in college, to assist with your revision and independent study skills.

Work Experience
You will complete a mandatory work experience placement in the bricklaying industry.

You will complete non-qualification activities to compliment the work experience placement opportunities offered at Level 2. These activities will include employability skills building, and additional certification in first aid and working at height.

Key Units

This study programme is available to progressing Gateway to Construction (Bricklaying) students and will give you the skills required at Level 2 by completing the City & Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-23).

The units delivered on the diploma are:
  • Principles of Building
  • Interpretation of Drawings
  • Building Solid Walling
  • Constructing Cavity Walling

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 1 qualification in Brickwork/Bricklaying
  • 4 GCSEs grade A*- E / grade 2 or above (or acceptable alternatives), including English Language


This programme is assessed through the use of:

  • practical synoptic assessments
  • online exams
  • completion of a practical handbook       

Where does this Lead

Successful completion of all the elements of this programme may lead to progression into employment, or onto an Apprenticeship.

Tell Me More

This course is designed for people wishing to expand their career within the building industry as a bricklayer. 

Extra Costs

You will need to bring your own overalls and safety boots for workshop sessions as a minimum requirement. All other safety equipment will be provided on an as and when needed basis.

Students in financial hardship can apply to the Student Support Fund for help with course related expenses. 


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