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Bricklaying Diploma - Level 3 at Crawley College

Course description

You’ll expand your skills, becoming a bricklayer at an advanced level and developing a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry. You’ll learn to construct fireplaces, arches and chimneys alongside intricate decorative features and complex maintenance work.

This course is made up of 6 units that cover both trade specific skills as well as the more generic skills covering subjects such as health and safety and communications.

The units you will be studying are:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Analysing the construction industry and built environment
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
  • Construct decorative features

Every learner at Central Sussex College who is under 19 will undertake a personal Study Programme designed to develop them academically, practically and personally. Study Programmes contain 3 essential elements:

  • Subject Course – Vocational or chosen Academic subject, usually studied for 12 – 16 hours a week.
  • English and Maths – Every learner will work towards Level 2 English and Maths (C grade equivalent). Learners who have achieved a Grade C will extend their English and Maths.
  • 3E – Our own brand of specific entrepreneurship, enterprise and employability training.

You will have specific time in your timetable for each of the three elements above and you will be expected to attend all elements throughout the year.  Study programmes are designed to help you meet your maximum potential and progress to the next level of study of into work.

Entry requirements

You will have completed the Level 2 programme in Bricklaying.


Assessment is based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual and their understanding of the subject, undertaking both theory and practical assignments covering the general principles of advanced bricklaying.

All learners will be stretched and challenged to improve their skills.

Financial information

16-18 year olds will not have to pay tuition fees, awarding body registration or exam fees. However they are required to pay for other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Students aged over 19 on the start date of their studies, have to pay tuition fees. In addition they are expected to pay awarding body registration and exam fees, other third party costs, such as books, equipment and educational trips/visits.

Some students may be eligible for a fee concession, although in most cases some element of the fees will have to be paid.

Please note: Other costs (books, uniforms, trips, materials etc) will be £50.00. You may be entitled to a reduction if you are eligible for financial support. For more information on this and other financial support options please contact Admissions on 01293 442201/205/206 or 453474 (Haywards Heath 01444 446848) or visit the website Why Choose Us section for more information.

24+ Advanced Learning Loans

From August 2013 the funding arrangements for learners who are aged 24 and over and studying level 3 and level 4 courses have changed.

For the first time, 24+ Advanced Learning Loans will give learners in further education access to financial support for tuition costs, similar to that which is available in Higher Education. This means rather than an individual having to pay for their course upfront they have the option of accessing a loan, from the Student Loans Company, that they will only start to repay once they have left the course and are earning over £21,000.

Learners aged 24 and over will therefore have the option to either:

  • Pay the course fees themselves
  • Have an employer/sponsor pay the course fees for them
  • Apply for an Advanced Learning Loan to help pay for the course fees.

The 24+ Advanced Learning Loans are for anyone who is:

  • Aged 24 and above at the start of their course
  • Studying at Level 3 and Level 4 in Further Education and training
  • Resident in the UK
  • Has not previously had a loan to do the same type and level of qualification.

The loan is available irrespective of the learner’s current employment status and the loan will not be means tested or subject to any credit checks.

Grant funding will be removed from the start of the 2013/14 academic year for all new level 3 and above starts for those aged 24 and over. Existing learners on a level 3 programme will continue to be grant funded until completion of that specific programme.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this course learners will be able to apply for the following options.

  • Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Straight in Employment
  • NVQ Work based learning (once employed)

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.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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