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Bricklaying Diploma Level 3 at Boston College

Course description

This course is for those who have completed the Level 2 Bricklaying course and want to work towards master craftsperson status. It involves complex practical models and focuses on site management and organisation - the course is designed for those who are willing to work with minimum guidance and able to self-study. 

The Level 3 qualification is a requirement if you are wanting to go into site management. You will also need to complete Level 2 English and Maths. 

Course content

During the course you will study a range of units including: 

- Health and Safety 
- Building principles 
- Repair and maintain masonry structures 
- Construct radial and bettered brickwork 
- Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork 
- Constructing fireplaces and chimneys 

You will study in the College's dedicated brick workshops and theory suites. 

Alongside the course you are recommended to seek out a placements for work experience, alongside College provided opportunities. 

Trips to local and national buildings of architectural interest will be arranged during the course, as well as guest speaker being invited in.

Entry requirements

3 GCSEs grade C or above (New GCSE grade - 4 and above) including English and Maths (or equivalent) or Bricklaying Diploma Level 2. 


This course is 50% practical and 50% theory. You will be assessed by group work, case studies, presentations and exams.

Financial information

Books £25 
Equipment £30 

Plus you may be required contribution towards educational visits/field trips approx £25. 

You may be eligible for financial assistance through the College's Bursary scheme and Be Brilliant Foundation.

Future opportunities

Successfully completion of this course can lead to continuing your studies at University. 

This course is essential for tradespersons wanting to pursue a career in site management. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 09 February 2017

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