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Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 at Sheppey College

Course description

This course is perfect if you are looking to start in the bricklaying trade. You will learn how to build brick walls, mix and store materials and calculate the quantities of materials needed for building. The course is a mixture of hands-on projects and classroom-based learning.

Course content

Health & safety in construction, efficiency in the workplace, storing materials, mixing materials, building brick walls, calculating quantities of materials and functional skills.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade E-G (2 or 1) including - Functional Skills English and maths Entry 3 or GCSE Grade 1 or 2


Criteria-based course with seven units, knowledge test after each unit and a final multiple choice test. Practical skills are assessed through the construction of ten walls plus three timed building tasks including one scenario based question.

Future opportunities

You can progress onto the Level 2 Trowel Occupations course.

Further information

Please note that for applications for the 19/20 academic year the EKC Group is using a new online system and you will be required to register and track your application using this system. You will receive an e-mail informing you of this and what to do next. You will be using the EKC Enterprise platform. Please go to for more information about this process.

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: 05 February 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course code: S00017/1/1-109
  • Web url:
  • Number of planned places: 20

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