Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements.
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You would like a career as a bricklayer and to progress onto the Level 3 course.
GCSE English and maths at grade 2 or above.
This one-year, full-time course will give you an excellent introduction to working in construction, with a particular focus on bricklaying and the tools and materials used. Through a combination of theory sessions and practical training in our state-of-the art workshops you will develop essential industry expertise such as health and safety best practice, how to erect masonry structures, measuring, planning and reading plans, efficient work practices, moving resources safely.
Assessment will be throughout and will focus on your practical skills through a series of projects.
Gaining specialist skills, preparing you for employment in the construction industry.
You could progress to an advanced Level 3 apprenticeship or a full-time Level 3 building, bricklaying or civil engineering qualification.
There is currently a shortage of homes in the UK and as such house builders are busier than ever.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.