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Brickwork Level 2 Diploma at Harlow College

Course description

Bricklayers develop skills that can be used worldwide. In the UK, efficient and qualified bricklayers will typically earn between £100 - £150 per day. The Level 2 Diploma will enable you to develop and hone your skills in the craft of bricklaying and will enable you to experience all aspects of the craft. You will also gain a greater understanding of the construction environment.

Course content

You will experience practical workshop training, designed to develop your practical skills to an industrial level.This will be supplemented by related knowledge assignments, coursework and tests to develop your understanding and knowledge of the craft.

Skilled trade's people are currently in high demand across the country.

There are approximately 3 million people working in construction making it one of the biggest industries in the country and covers 10% of the total job market.

This course is a practical based course where we embed as much of the knowledge into the practical tasks as possible. This minimises the amount of time spent in the classroom.

We use a range of delivery methods, mainly practical, with a large proportion of E-Learning through IPads and other technologies.

The qualification we offer is globally recognised and sought after in the industry.

  Core modules

Five Compulsory Units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building in construction
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

Entry requirements

Successful completion of level 1, proven good attendance and a good reference from your tutor.


  • Practical phase tests
  • Multiple choice exams

Financial information

You will need to provide safety boots, measuring tape, stationery, textbook, basic drawing equipment.

Future opportunities

Progress onto the Level 3 Diploma or an Apprenticeship, with the ultimate aim of a career in the building industry.

There are excellent progression routes to apprenticeships with a large number of our full-time students moving onto apprenticeships during their course based on our recommendations.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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