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Brickwork Introductory Diploma at Derby College

Course description

You’ll develop the skills and knowledge you need to enter the bricklaying trade within the construction industry. Covering both practical and theoretical aspects of the trade, this course offers an ideal introduction to the sector nd gives you the opportunity to progress to higher levels.

Course content

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme of study.  Units will cover safe working practices, cavity walling, contributing to setting out and several other basic bricklaying skills.

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude.  You will have an interview and initial assessment.  Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of bricklaying.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.


Assessment is via observation of practical work.  You may be required to undertake real trade projects, on which you will also be assessed.  Your Maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Financial information

You will need to supply your own safety footwear.  A small charge may be made for other Personal Protective Equipment required to complete the course.

Future opportunities

Further study

You can progress to a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying as a full-time learner. If you continue your studies, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills further.
You will have the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry. There is a wide range of career options in construction crafts.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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