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Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying | Brooklands College

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

This course develops your craft skills to work at recognised industrial standards within the bricklaying trade. 

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  • Subject Area: Construction - Bricklaying
  • Mode: Full Time
  • Campus: Weybridge
  • About this course

    You will learn new masonry, block work and brickwork skills as well as develop those learnt at level 1.  You will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills for a career in industry.  The college has close links to construction companies and has a work placement programme and construction projects where students get the opportunity to experience commercial construction work conditions.

    Trips to building exhibitions and building sites are planned as part of your studies.  You will also take a health and safety test.


    Where will I be studying?

    Construction is a booming industry and is forecast to continue with this trend. Therefore over the Summer of 2018, we have invested in our Construction buildings, to improve the space and work conditions for our students.

    The additional workshop space created 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?

    At level 2 you will study and be assessed in the following subjects:

    •  Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
    •  Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
    •  Understanding construction technology
    •  Set out masonry structures
    •  Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
    •  Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
    •  Functional skills (English, mathematics and ICT)

    Optional Units (credit value: 4 - units required: 1)
    •  Construct masonry cladding
    •  Construct thin joint masonry

    Who is the course suitable for?

    The course is for 16-19 year old students who have some evidence of studying at GCSE grade D and above.  Students should be working towards Level 1 literacy and numeracy.

    How is the course assessed?

    You will be assessed through in-course assessments, end of unit assessments and practical tests.

    Are there any extra costs?

    Conditions at this training centre reflect those on site.  All students will require their own protective overalls, toe-protecting footwear, a textbook, recommended basic toolkit 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?

    5 GCSE passes including 1 GCSE at grade C/grade 4 and above or for progressing student’s successful achievement of a level 1 vocational qualification.


    Next Steps

    Students generally progress onto the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying Construction Skills, however direct entry to full-time employment or a construction apprenticeship is possible career paths.  Successful students can expect to pursue a career or continue training towards supervisory and managerial positions within the construction industry. 

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    Unsure which route to take when entering college, Tyler Pearce quickly developed a passion for Bricklaying, enjoying the challenging aspects of the course and support from his tutors. Now a full-time bricklayer, collecting multiple bricklaying awards,  Read more

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