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Brickwork Level 2 Diploma at Exeter College

Course description

Having fully completed the Level 1 Diploma, this course builds on your knowledge and skills to give you a more in depth understanding and practical experience of

You will:

  • Learn through a balance of classroom and practical work
  • Interpret working drawings to set out various types of masonry structures
  • Take a deeper look at health and safety, construction technology and building methods
  • Continue to build your industry links and experience
  • Further develop your transferable skills in English and maths

Assessment is by a combination of written and practical tests and online exams.

Course content

Within this course you will also gain a more in depth understanding of health and safety, construction technology and building methods. You will complete Functional Skills in English, Maths or ICT.

Units will cover:

  • construct masonry cladding
  • construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • set out masonry structures
  • understanding construction technology
  • understanding information, quantities and communication with others

Entry requirements

This is a progression course and you must have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, achieved a high attendance rate and have successfully achieved functional skills targets.


Assessment will be through a combination of practical exercises and online exams.

Financial information

You will need to be equipped with basic stationery for all your sessions. You will need to have your own overalls and safety boots- advice will be given at interview. If you are required to purchase a subject specific course book you will be advised either at interview or at the start of the course. There is a non-refundable Workshop Fee of £45 per full time student per year. This will contribute towards the cost of tools for use in the workshop so that you do not need to provide your own. It will also cover the cost of one Hi-Viz jacket, one pair of safety glasses, one pair of gloves and the exam fee for one CSCS test. 

Future opportunities

If you find an employer/adequate work experience, you could progress onto an Apprenticeship then an Advanced Apprenticeship working towards an NVQ and attend the college on a day or block release basis. This route will enable you to become a fully qualified Bricklayer.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 January 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1-2 Years