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Bricklaying Level Two Diploma at East Riding College

Course description

The course is a College-based qualification designed to offer you a route into the construction industry. It is a hands-on, practical course which consists of seven units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

Course content

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Thin joint masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Building cavity walling forming masonry structures

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of four GCSEs at grade D or above, or a Level One Diploma in Bricklaying,or equivalent qualifications
  • Satisfactory record of achievement/references
  • Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
  • A satisfactory interview


Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the seven units.

Future opportunities

Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or into a role such as site labourer, semi-skilled employee. Level two is the minimum standard for entering the construction industry and this course will demonstrate to employers that this has been met in a college environment. 

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Riding College directly.

Last updated date: 05 April 2016

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