Diploma in Bricklaying, Level 1

Course overview

Would you like to work in construction? Do you enjoy working with your hands and studying at your own pace? Are you looking for your first step into this highly competitive and fast-paced industry? If the answer is yes then this is the qualification for you. Our course will introduce you to brickwork and help you develop the basic skills and techniques you need to become a Bricklayer. You will learn about both theory and the practice of bricklaying. You will gain the vital skills needed to become a Bricklayer, starting with basic techniques such as rolling and spreading of mortar, buttering and the cutting of basic brick shapes.

You will work through a practical workbook and carry out a range of brickwork and blockwork tasks that are similar to the activities that you will carry out on the job. You will also learn about health and safety regulations and how to stay safe on a building site. You will look at working drawings and learn how to recognise how different buildings are created. You will also learn about plan views, elevations and sectional drawings. By the end of the course, you will be able to identify different types of foundation, sections of cavity and the various bonding patterns used in brickwork.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Grade 2 in GCSE English and Mathematics. You will need to have an interest in brickwork and the construction industry and be prepared to undertake an entry assessment during your one to one interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Health and Safety
- Knowledge of Construction Technology
- Information, Communication and Quantities
- Working with Mixed Materials
- Masonry Structures
- Brick & Block Walls
- Cavity Walls

How will I be assessed?

You will complete a series of practical tasks and online multiple choice tests for each unit you complete. There are 8 units in total. You will be issued with a workbook, which will be marked at the end of each task. Your workbook is a folder where you will keep information about each practical task that you have completed. Once you have completed the Level 1 to may wish to apply for the Level 2 to become a fully qualified Bricklayer. If you want to earn whilst you learn you could choose to study as an apprentice bricklayer.

What can I do next

With your Diploma in Bricklaying, Level 1, you will be ready to apply for our Level 2 course. If you want to earn while you learn, you could choose to study for a Level 2 qualification while working as an apprentice bricklayer.

There will be a number of roles open to you in the construction industry, such as Site Engineer, Bricklayer, Building Surveyor or Bricklaying Foreman. How about running your own site as a Site Agent? Or being responsible for the quality of workmanship as a Clerk of the Works? Your Diploma in Brickwork can help you achieve these and many more jobs in construction.