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Brickwork Level 3 Apprenticeship at Somerset College

Course description

The Level 3 Diploma develops learners’ bricklaying skills at an advanced level. The course covers a wide range of skills that are required for industry. With a large focus on practical skills, you will be taught and set practical tasks that require the production of complex masonry work.

Course content

The course mandatory units you will study are:

  • Analysing the construction industry and built environment
  • Analysing technical construction information
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Health, safety and welfare

Two optional units will be studied from the following:

  • Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
  • Construct complex masonry structures
  • Construct decorative masonry features

Entry requirements

Entrants to this course will normally have undertaken the Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork. Acceptance is via interview and prior experience will be taken into consideration.


Your bricklaying and masonry knowledge and skills will be assessed in a range of ways including:

  • Observation of your practical work
  • End of unit practical tests (marked against industry standards)
  • Production of a portfolio of your knowledge and practical work
  • Online multiple-choice end of unit knowledge tests
  • Practical and knowledge workbooks

Future opportunities

You can gain employment and work towards an NVQ qualification in the workplace with an employer.

You could progress on to a higher level construction course. The College has a range of design, supervisory and management construction courses up to Level 7. These include, National Diplomas, HNCs and civil engineering qualifications.

Gain employment with a construction company or enter the industry as a self-employed tradesperson. You could then work your way up to a supervisory or site management position.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 15 August 2016

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