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Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying at East Sussex College

Course description

During this one-year course you will increase your knowledge and skills in bricklaying and brickwork so you are able to become a highly skilled tradesperson.

Course content

You will learn advanced skills so you are able to maintain and make repairs to masonry structures. You will also develop skills so you are able to construct radial and battered brickwork, learn how to create decorative brickwork, and learn how to construct fireplaces and chimneys.

Units you will cover during the year include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of building construction
  • Interpreting working drawings
  • Setting-out buildings
  • Building solid walling
  • Cavity and solid wall construction

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of: Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, or GCSEs A*-D including English and maths. Good report for attendance and attitude towards work.


Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, 30% will be coursework and 10% will be made up of exams. Constructive feedback from your tutor will help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

Financial information

A range of specified PPE and other items, costing approximately £40, will be required for this course. In addition you will also be required to provide safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed this course you will be highly skilled and well prepared to start your career in the industry or you may choose to study our higher level courses in Construction and the Built Environment HND.

Further information

Several recent surveys by organisations like the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) show that the current shortage of skilled tradespeople in the construction industry means that good bricklayers will be in greater demand than ever in coming years.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 January 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1
  • Course code: 10621

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