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Brickwork:Level 3 at Suffolk New College

Course description

Learn the advanced practical aspects of Bricklaying and build up your skills in our workshops. You will have the chance to participate in Skill Build, World Skills and other national and local competitions, whilst also going to see exhibitions and construction sites to help improve your skills and employability. To prepare you for work after the study programme, you can work with community projects and take part in work experience opportunities. The programme will also develop your personal, social and employability skills. Working closely with employers and the CITB you will be supported to move onto employment or an apprenticeship programme.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.

Course content

Learn the techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled bricklayer. These include constructing complex masonry structures, how to repair and maintain masonry structures and constructing chimneys and fireplaces. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshop and classrooms under guidance from highly qualified and experienced staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification  


Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or extensive and up to date industrial experience, GCSE English and Maths grade D or grade 3, or equivalent.

Financial information

Tuition Costs 

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Future opportunities

Students can work towards securing employment with the opportunity to continue studying under the apprenticeship scheme. Progress in their career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project/Contracts Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager

Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply, or apply online at

Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382738 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: EBK93F0
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