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Stone Masonry Diploma Level 1 at Bath College

Course description

This course is for anyone who wants to work in stonemasonry, conservation, restoration or construction. It will provide you with hands-on experience, broad knowledge and skills training, and enable you to progress and become qualified within the stonemasonry industry. You will be learning to prepare for setting out and producing architectural stone work, and study a number of units including health, safety and welfare in construction and associated businesses, understanding technical information, quantities and communication with others. Bath College is leading the way in the stonemasonry qualifications by pioneering this course with the City and Guilds. We are holders of the prestigious Association of Colleges (AoC) Beacon Award for Practical Teaching and Practical Learning for its Living Classroom philosophy where students have undertaken skilled work under real conditions of stonemasonry and restoration work at Woodchester Mansion. The Stonemasonry lecturer Ray Sumner has been recognised by the Worshipful Company of Masons for his skills and dedication throughout more than 30 years of experience in stonemasonry with the Master Craftsman certificate.

Course content

This programme has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment. The practical hands-on training will give you the skills you need to qualify in preparation for employment.

The course includes the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • The principles of stonemasonry
  • Setting out and templet making for stonemasonry components
  • Working stonemasonry components
  • Fixing stonemasonry components

Entry requirements

  • Must have completed secondary education with at least two GCSE subjects, preferably in maths and English.
  • Willingness and commitment to learn


There will be continuous practical and theoretical assessments as you work through the course.

Financial information

In addition to the resources fee, you will be required to provide your own personal safety equipment and protective clothing.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the Stonemasonry Level 2 Diploma or look for an apprenticeship in the stonemasonry industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 February 2016

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