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Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

You will attend practical and theory based sessions aimed at building your understanding of the industry. You will cover the following topics:

  • Building Basic Masonry Structures
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology
  • Basic Block Laying Skills
  • Basic Cavity Walling
  • Communication with others
  • Damp Proofing
  • Quantities
  • Health and Safety

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

At least 2 GCSEs at grade E-G or above (including English and maths)


You will be assessed on practical and theoretical assignments throughout the programme and you will also complete an online City and Guilds examination.

Further information

You could progress onto one of our level 2 diplomas in construction or maintenance operations.

Employment opportunities could include entry level positions in bricklaying.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016

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    • The Construction Centre is a dedicated facility that delivers high level industry training in all areas of construction craft. It can be easily reached by bus and is a short walk from the C2C rail network and historic Rainham Village.

      Technical Perfection

      The construction trades will always be central to our national economy. A sound technical education in one or more of the construction crafts is what we aim to give you at our Rainham Campus Construction Centre. We’re teaching skills for life, skills that have been needed for centuries and that will always be in demand. If you are looking to learn a trade you can rely on to earn a living, then you are in the right place.