Construction - Bricklaying Diploma City and Guilds Level 3 (CON1) at Barnsley College
There’s never been a better time to think about starting a career in the construction industry. With a 2.5% increase expected in the industry each year in the next 5 years, over 16,000 new jobs are expected to be created in Yorkshire and Humberside. As a bricklayer you could be a major part of this growth industry! It’s one of the most varied construction careers around, and allows you to work on a range of projects, from creating a single conservatory to building brand new homes or large commercial developments. You could also work on restoration projects, refurbishing brickwork and masonry. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect course for you.
Bricklaying allows you to work on a
range of projects, from creating a
single conservatory to building brand
new homes or large commercial
You could also work on restoration
projects, refurbishing brickwork and
masonry. To become a bricklayer, you
will need to be able to read plans and
work in an organised way. If you enjoy
doing practical things and you are
interested in construction, bricklaying
could be the perfect career for you.
• Principles of organising, planning and
pricing construction work
• Constructing radial and battered
• Carrying out decorative and reinforced
• Constructing fireplaces and chimneys
•Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying
Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
You can get FREE meals at college if your household income is less than £20,000. Speak to Student Services to find out more on +44 (0)1226 216 267
FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
Successful completion of this Level 3 study programme could lead to progressing to a higher education programme at University Campus Barnsley such as the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment or a BSc in Project Management. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
We have a dedicated team available to provide information on all of our courses and to help you to make the right choices about your future. The team are based at the Old Mill Lane site.
Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.