Diploma In Bricklaying (19+): Level 1


  • Adults
  • A1747-24
  • 2 September 2024 - 36 weeks
  • Willesden Campus
  • Standard: £994


This bricklaying course is for you if you want to learn the basic skills required in this specialist trade, to enable you in the future to seek a job in the industry. At this level you do not need experience, just enthusiasm and the commitment to learn and undertake a range of small projects. This course will help you to develop the skills employers in industry are looking for, such as technical and practical skills, problem solving, team working and communication. Our experienced industry professionals will guide and help you in our fully equipped workshops. To enter the job market in the construction industry you will require at least a Level 2 qualification.

You will carry out a series of workshop tasks where you will learn to use a range of tools, including levels and string lines, foundations, cavity walls, and a range of different types of walls such as garden walls and structural walls. The course units are:

  • Unit 101 Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Unit 102 Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course
  • Unit 103 Carrying out blocklaying activities
  • Unit 104 Carrying out bricklaying activities
  • Unit 105 Carrying out cavity walling activities
  • Unit 201Health, safety and welfare in construction.

How is the course taught?

You will be taught through practical and classroom sessions to ensure you learn the necessary underpinning knowledge required to achieve your qualification. You will carry out a range of practical tasks in our workshops such as building bricks in lines and rows, and as your skills develop you will progress to more complicated jobs such as corners and piers.

What support is available?

Our qualified tutors will support and guide you in the classrooms/workshops and through tutorials as they help you to develop the skills and techniques required in industry. Learning Support is also available for those with learning difficulties/disabilities; please let us know on application if you require this service. If you need help or advice on other matters such as welfare and finance, please contact our Course Information Centres at Willesden or Wembley Park.

What social activities can I take part in?

We offer a programme of social and sports activities to all our students; full information is available from the Student Room at your centre of study. Student rooms are available for those who want to play games, meet up with friends or just chill.

What facilities and resources are available?

A range of snacks, hot and cold foods are available to purchase in the canteen and café facilities, as well as vending machines. Halal meat and washing facilities are available at both centres. We have Quiet Rooms for those preferring to reflect. LRCs (libraries) are available at both centres, fully equipped with a wide range of learning materials and qualified friendly staff on hand to support you.

What else should I know?

Annually we take part in a range of national and regional competitions in a wide range of subject areas for those keen to show off the skills they have gained on their courses. Competition entry is not compulsory and does not apply to all subject areas; please ask your tutor if it applies to your course.