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Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying at East Sussex College

Course description

If you are working towards a career in bricklaying, then this Level 2 course will develop your basic skills further to develop your competencies in the industry.

Course content

During this one-year course you will develop your existing knowledge and learn more advanced techniques and principles of bricklaying. You will start to become familiar with working and technical drawings of building plans, build solid walling and experiment with cavity and solid wall construction. Learning will take place in our purpose built workshop, and you will have the opportunity to improve your English, maths and employability skills. You will also undertake a work experience placement to extend your learning.

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 1 Diploma in Bricklaying and GCSE's A*-D or equivalent in 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 could progress onto our Level 3 Bricklaying course or start an Apprenticeship in Bricklaying.

With some additional training you may also look to start your career in the industry and move into roles such as a Bricklayer, Site manager and a Property developer, or become self-employed.

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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