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Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

The construction sector employs some 8% of the UK workforce. Demand for young, qualified tradespeople is strong, with an estimated 180,000 new bricklayers needed by 2018 if demand for construction is to be met.

Good bricklayers are practical people who enjoy working outdoors and are happy to work at height. They also take pride in their work, knowing it will be on show for years to come.

Course content

This course builds on the Level 1 Diploma, developing a wider range of skills from interpreting working drawings to building solid walling, cavity walling and masonry cladding.

You’ll be learning in our newly refurbished workshops, with our experienced staff supporting you every step of the way. The course starts with practical demonstrations of the essential skills before moving on to practice sessions.

Your course subjects will include:

  • Constructing masonry cladding

  • Setting out masonry structures

  • Constructing solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers

  • Constructing cavity walling forming masonry structures

You’ll also develop practical English and maths skills and take part in GAP work experiences to get you ready for the world of work.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 diploma in brickwork, plus attendance at a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion you can progress to a work-based NVQ programme or take your knowledge to industry and begin working.

The Right Mix Once you're qualified to Level 2 in your chosen subject you could pick up another Level 1 qualification and become a kitchen fitter, bathroom fitter or branch out to other trades such as tiling or landscape gardening.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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    • Join us in September 2016 and you’ll be the first through the doors of our brand new campus when it opens in the following spring.

      Our new look construction centre.

      We’ve got bigger workshops and our best-ever facilities for learning construction trades.

      There are also more options than ever before – get all the certification you need to be site ready and mix and match your skills to open up new job opportunities.