Technical Certificate in Brickwork, Level 2

Course overview

For those interested in a career as a trades person working with bricks and mortar in the construction industry, this qualification is ideal for continuing to develop your skills and knowledge of bricklaying. You will learn about the industry, including the principles of constructing buildings, and about the types of information used in building design and construction. You will learn about health, safety and environmental issues faced on construction sites, and how to communicate with others on the job. You will also learn practical skills specific to bricklaying, including building solid walling, isolated and attached piers; interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures, and constructing cavity walling forming masonry structures.

Entry requirements

GCSE grade 4 or a grade c in maths and English.

Course Modules

- Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
- Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
- Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
- Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

How will I be assessed?

A number of assessment methods are used, this includes direct observation, multiple choice tests and discussions.

What can I do next

This qualification helps prepare you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on wood occupations. You are likely to progress on a Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, or progress on to study the Level 2 NVQ, either as part of an apprenticeship, or as a standalone qualification. You may progress on to any of the following qualifications: Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying.