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Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 at Rotherham College

Course description

Build your career in construction and learn a skilled trade with our hands-on practical learning that will prepare you for the construction industry.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, our Construction department hosts first-class facilities, providing you with the perfect foundations to construct a successful career. Whether it’s brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plastering or plumbing, our industry experienced tutors will support you in moving up the career ladder, no matter what level you start at.

The College has strong links with employers such as Willmott Dixon, and our tools are state of the art, thanks to generous donations from Stanley Black and Decker. Previous students have taken part in the HOPE Strategy project; where Rotherham College teamed up with Rotherham Borough Council and charity Action Housing to help renovate derelict houses into fully functioning, modern homes for vulnerable people. There are fantastic opportunities to showcase your skills at competitions such as SkillBuild, as well as the possibility for your work to be entered for the City and Guilds Gold Awards.

Course content

From this point, you can move on to Higher Education. You can also go on to study at HNC or HND level to become a site manager or construction technician. The course can also be a springboard for a career in structural and civil engineering or surveying.

What will I study?

•Learn the advanced techniques needed to become a more advanced bricklayer

•Take on advanced projects using complex geometry techniques in order to construct specialist arches and walling

•Learn about managing a construction site or small company

•Undertake site surveying and setting out

•Learn how to complete construction specific drawings using both drawing instruments and modern techniques

•Functional Skills in maths and English (for those who have not achieved GCSE grades C or above in these subjects)

•Develop Functional Skills in IT

What added value will I receive?

•You will receive support from tutors with expert knowledge of the industry

•The Construction department, which includes trowel occupations (bricklaying), is grade one ‘Outstanding’ for its teaching and learning by Ofsted

•The workshop facilities are to a high standard ensuring your needs are met while developing employability skills

Entry requirements

Higher Level 2 qualification in brickwork specialism of the diploma.


•Ongoing assessment of practical and written work

•Short, externally assessed test on each unit

Financial information

16-18 year olds do not need to pay course fees. Depending on your circumstances you may not need to pay fees. Contact the Enquiries on the details below for advice and guidance on:

T: 01709 722777


Future opportunities

Students who successfully complete a Level 3 Diploma can move on to Higher Education including university or into employment to gain an NVQ qualification. 

Further information

For more details please contact the Enquiry Team on:

T: 01709 722777 



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: 17 November 2016
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