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Level 1 Construction Diploma Brickwork

This course helps to prepare you to work safely and with confidence in the construction industry with a focus on bricklaying and block work construction skills. 

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Subject Area: Construction - Bricklaying
Suitable for: School Leavers
Campus: Weybridge

About this course

The purpose of this qualification is to equip students with the knowledge and understanding to progress to further training in Bricklaying at Level 2, and then to a job role in the Construction industry.  This qualification provides students with a range of bricklaying skills and knowledge, alongside developing an understanding of Health and Safety requirements within the Construction industry.

You will work to recognised industrial standards and will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in the industry.  The college has close links to construction companies and the training exercises and working conditions you will undertake as part of the course are similar to those experienced on site.

Conditions at this training centre reflect those on site. Students are required to wear protective overalls, toe protective footwear, a recommended basic tool kit and text book.

Trips to building exhibitions and building sites are planned as part of your studies.  You can also take a Health & Safety test.


Where will I be studying?

Construction is a booming industry and is forecast to continue with this trend. We have invested in our Construction buildings, to improve the space and work conditions for our students.

This workspace allows both carpentry and bricklaying groups to have the very best teaching and learning experience on their chosen course.

Course Details

What modules are covered?

Modules can include:

  • Construction Health and Safety
  • Skills for Bricklaying
  • Further Skills for Bricklaying
  • Multi-Skills for Bricklaying
  • Knowledge of Construction Technology
  • Constructing Block Walling
  • Brick Walling and Cavity Walling
  • Solid Walling
  • Setting Out Basic Masonry Structures
  • Environmental  Awareness and Sustainability in Construction

Who is the course suitable for?

The course is for 16-19 year olds who wish to enter the professional world of construction.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assessment, online tests, underpinning knowledge (method statements) and project work

Are there any extra costs?

Students will need to purchase protective overalls and toe-protective footwear as well as a recommended basic tool kit, a reference book and basic stationery.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.

Entry Requirements

What qualifications will I need?

GCSE grades at 9-1, to be assessed at interview.


Next Steps

Students will generally progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying Construction Skills or a Level 1/ Level 2 Apprenticeship.  Successful students may move straight into employment or continue training towards supervisory and management positions and qualifications within the Construction Industry. 

Start dates

Reference Campus Start
CON05145/W2324 Weybridge 06/09/2023
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Brooklands College Weybridge Campus

Heath Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 8TT

Brooklands College Ashford Campus

Stanwell Road, Ashford TW15 3DU