Bricklaying TLevel

Start Date
Course Course
Construction & Building Trades
City Campus

About this Course

During this two-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a career in brickwork. In blended-learning classroom sessions, students will explore a number of key units, so they're completely ready for work on a construction site.

Key Units

You will develop knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and principles relevant to the building services industry. Through practical application of skills, both within the classroom setting and within an extended Industry Placement, you will be fully equipped for your next steps.

The core content covers a whole range of topics related to the industry, including: 
  • Health and safety in construction 
  • Construction science, design, sustainability and measurement principles 
  • Construction and the built environment industry 
  • Building technology principles 
  • Information and data principles 
  • Relationship management in construction 
  • Digital technology in construction 
  • Commercial/business principles in construction 

The occupational specialism topics include: 
  • Setting out block 
  • Laying and cutting 
  • Single skin walls
  • Cavity walls 
  • Garden walls 
  • Decorative brickwork 
  • Arches

In addition to the modules above, you will choose one occupational specialism from the on-site construction trades; you can choose to specialise in bricklaying.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grades 9 - 4, including English Language and Maths.

Interested in doing a T Level, but worried you haven't got the entry requirements, or feel that you might need more time to get ready for one? We offer a T Level Foundation Year which is a one-year, post-GCSE programme designed to get you T Level ready. It will give you technical knowledge, practical and study skills, English and Maths, work experience and support tailored to you and your chosen T Level and future career path. Apply for the T Level today and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your options.


Externally assessed exams and project and practical assessments.

Where does this Lead

Students who successfully complete this qualification will be able to progress to university level study or higher level Apprenticeships.

This includes our own university level offer at UC Sheffield. Click here to find out more.

Future Opportunities

After studying this T Level, students could achieve careers as:
  • Bricklayer
  • Construction Site Manager

Tell Me More

This T Level programme is written in collaboration with our expert construction lecturing team, industry links and employer partners.

You will complete an Extended Industry Placement across construction, equivalent to 315 hours over two years. 

Whilst we highly recommended you to self-source your own industry placement, you will have the support of an industry placement officer to provide the extra help in finding relevant industry placements as required. Within the placement you will apply your classroom-based skills and knowledge within an industry environment, giving you the experience to better prepare you for future employment.

Students train in our state-of-the-art fully-equipped workshops. Our workshops and classrooms have the latest industry-relevant technology and equipment.

Extra Costs

You will need to buy PPE (personal protective equipment) to make sure that you are safe while working and studying (approximately £50).

Basic stationery items such as pens, pencils, ring binders and writing paper and a copy of the Onsite Guide will also be required.

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