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Bricklaying Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course suits people who have achieved Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Diplomas can be upgraded into full apprenticeships when the student produces work based evidence. On completion of the Level 3 Diploma, the dedication and achievement you have shown during the course will prove invaluable to prospective employers.

Course content

The programme is offered as a continuation from the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying and consists of practical and theoretical study. You will cover how to carry out safe working practices in construction, information, quantities and communicating with others, building methods and construction technology, carry out structural and decorative brickwork and erect complex masonry structures.

Entry requirements


Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C/ 4


Assessment is on practical skills and theoretical knowledge, subject assignments and completion of work-based evidence books. There is a set theory test at the end of the course.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

This can lead to higher education courses and employment in the building industry.

Further information

You will need a basic kit, overalls and safety boots.If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more:

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: 30 November 2018

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