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Brickwork Diploma Level 3 at Sunderland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who wishes to build on their level 2 qualification and work as a bricklayer. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test(s) are based on what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Course content

You will learn about different decorative techniques in brickwork as well as the following:

  • General core units;

Unit 301/701 Principles of building construction, information and communication

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction

  • Occupation specific units;

Unit 302 Repair and maintain masonry structures

Unit 303 Constructing radial and battered brickwork

Unit 304 Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork

Unit 305 Constructing fireplaces and chimneys

  • Practical assessments
  • Online/paper-based testing of knowledge

Functional Skills in maths and English are also integrated into the course

  • Study programme


Entry requirements

You will need to have completed a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or brickwork.


You will learn through a variety of methods including: classroom teaching / craft workshop activities / library and learning resource centre work / information technology activities / tutorials / directed work with other students/ directed study in the learning centre.

Future opportunities

Upon completion of the level 3 you could advance onto a BTEC or HNC with view to move forward on to a HND or you could apply for an apprenticeship in your chosen trade.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 February 2016
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