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Bricklaying - Trowel Occupations Level 1 Diploma at Tyne Metropolitan College

Course description

The course for you if you're interested in construction and want to you want to build an exciting career in this sector.

Course content

This Level 1 Diploma is designed to prepare you for entry into the construction industry and is ideal for anyone looking for a career in bricklaying.

It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions. This multi-skilled programme has been designed around the needs of local employers and contains a mix of both practical and theory-based aspects.

You will study units such as: Health, safety and welfare in construction; Principles of building construction, information and communication; Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structure up to damp proof course; Carrying out block laying activities; Carrying out bricklaying activities; and Carrying out cavity walling activities.

Entry requirements

The College does not set entry requirements for this qualification, but staff will discuss your potential to gain the qualification successfully at the course interview.


You will be assessed through practical assignments.

Future opportunities

You could progress onto further study at TMC, such as the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying to further enhance your practical skills and knowledge.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: 1 year


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    • Studying at TMC, you'll have access to our dedicated construction campus connected by excellent transport links - this is a purpose built environment and provides students with a taste of life in the construction industry.

      Recently refurbished you will have access to industry standard equipment including the latest tools and equipment and gain hands on experience while being taught by industry experts. Our purpose-built centre offers some of the best training facilities in the region, with dedicated workshops and classrooms for Basic Construction skills and a wide range of trades including: brickwork, carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, plumbing and more.