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Bricklaying Level 2 at Wales High School and Business and Enterprise College with Applied Learning

Course description

Course Overview

This is a two year full-time course. City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying is aimed at learners who are looking to start a career in the construction industry as a bricklayer. Learners could progress into employment as a bricklayer, onto an apprenticeship or further their studies by undertaking other construction qualifications at Level 3.


Students who undertake this course will be expected to undertake a mixture of assessments. These are set by the City and Guilds awarding body and include one large practical assignment and five multi-choice exams with results being awarded as Pass, Merit or Distinction.


Examination Board

The Examination Board for this course is City and Guilds.


Where can this lead?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying could lead to a job as a bricklayer, working for a house building company, a property development company or as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings. It could also lead to an apprenticeship in bricklaying.


The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying could lead to the following employment opportunities:


  • Bricklayer working on a construction site or commercial and domestic premises

  • Self-employed bricklayer working on domestic repair and refurbishment projects


Course Entry Requirements

Students should have grade 5 or above at GCSE in English and Mathematics or a Level 1 Bricklaying qualification.


Course Breakdown

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Bricklaying will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks. Compulsory topics include:


  • The principles of construction

  • Building cavity walls

  • Constructing basic arches

  • Setting out buildings


Enrichment Opportunities

Lessons will be taught by ‘industry standard’ qualified tutors and this helps students to focus on the strong emphasis of health and safety. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in visits to local builders’ merchants, local construction sites, complete project work within the local community and will experience in-house demonstrations from professionals. This course will also help you to develop your health and safety awareness skills, which will enable you to further develop your employability skills.







Additional Information

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from further education onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.


For further information, please contact – Mr T Orwin /


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: 20 October 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September