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Bricklaying Level 1 at Wiltshire College

Course description

This course will give you a basic insight into bricklaying as a career. It can lead towards further qualifications which include the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying or an apprenticeship in the industry.

Course content

You will learn all aspects of basic brickwork including mixing mortar, cutting components and laying bricks and blocks. By the end of the year should be able to build a straight brick wall to a good standard!

You will learn about:

• Carryout safe working practices in construction 
• Information, quantities and communicating with others 
• Building methods and construction technology 
• Basic block laying skills 
• Basic bricklaying skills 
• Basic cavity walling 
• Setting out and build basic masonry structures up to damp course level

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade E or above, or equivalent, including Maths and English or successful completion of Contruction Skills pathwayand a good reference and a satisfactory interview.
Pass entrance test.


You will need to revise for the end year exam.

You will need to pass a number of practical and theoretical assessments and assignments.

You will need to pass an end of year multiple choice test.

Future opportunities

On completion of a level 1 Diploma in brick work you may be able to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

Alternatively if you are successful in gaining course related employment Students can progress onto a brickwork apprenticeship and work towards a Cskills Awards L2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction).
A Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying will not guarantee employment within the trade but it can help you gain entry into work-based training with the college and a local builder.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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