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Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Our construction courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including:

  • Work experience with businesses like Willmott Dixon, CEC Electrical and Heat Safe Ltd
  • Opportunities to enter WorldSkills competitions to showcase your skills against the best students from around the world
  • Engagement with guest speakers from businesses like Willmott Dixon
  • Access to free training, tools and an opportunity to work in construction through dry lining specialist, Grays, thanks to NHC’s partnership with the Construction Skills Academy

Brickwork: you’ll learn how to draw and follow building plans, use machinery to cut materials to size, erect scaffolding, as well as lay and damp-proof foundations for a range of different structures. There is plenty of variety in this trade - the work will take you
both indoors and outdoors, up high-rise structures and even down tunnels.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • Setting out and building masonry structures
  • Blocklaying
  • Bricklaying
  • Cavity walling
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you will need three GCSE’s at grade E or above including maths and English or entry level functional skills and a satisfactory interview.


This course is assessed through assignments, projects, practical and online tests. You’ll also sit exams if you’re doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

If you are over 18, please speak to a client advisor.

Possible charges for any trips, visits, materials and uniform if required offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance. Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • Level 2 courses including level 2 diploma in bricklaying
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

Please visit our website for further information -

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017
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