What's covered?

If you are looking to change career or improve your prospects, our six week fast-track course in bricklaying will teach you the basic skills to become a bricklayer, giving you a good grounding in trowel skills.

Most of the people who enrol on this course have no prior experience - we'll teach you everything you need to know and help you to achieve an industry-recognised qualification, preparing you for your lucrative new career. All our lecturers are qualified professionals with real industry experience. You will learn in our modern workshops and realistic work environments, which feature the latest industry equipment and resources. The course requires the completion of practical and theory tasks, unit end tests followed by an on-line exam and a practical phase test.

You can progress on to the Diploma Level 2 course on completion, subject to certain criteria being met.

What do you need?

There are no formal entry qualifications although you will be required to take a College assessment. You will also require enthusiasm, motivation and a commitment to hard work, good time keeping and a desire to learn.

How you are assessed

Practical in workshops and theory in classrooms

How Long?

The course is five days a week for six weeks.

What course next?

You can progress on to the Diploma Level 2 course on completion of Level 1, subject to certain criteria being met.

What could this lead to?

Our Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma is accredited by C Skills and is recognised within the industry, so you can enter straight into employment, become self-employed, move on to an apprenticeship or progress on to the Level 2 Diploma to further increase your earning potential.

The construction industry is growing fast and offers a vast range of employment opportunities for those with the right skills. There is currently great local demand for skilled bricklayers and the work varies from small extensions to large-scale developments. On average, a bricklayer in the UK can earn around £36,679 per year (Source: Totaljobs.com 2017).

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Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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