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Bricklaying Diploma 2 at The Manchester College

Course description

This qualification will help students learn, develop and practise the skills required for a career in Bricklaying. This includes how to work in a safe, professional manner to an accepted code of practice, as well as estimating material requirements and pricing of the work. This qualification forms the technical certificate for the Construction Building Apprenticeship Framework.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, it is recommended that applicants are proficient in numeracy and literacy skills.


Assessments for this qualification are made up of a variety of exams and practical tests.

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations.  For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of this qualification students will possess a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country’s housing stock. Students can use this qualification to progress onto a Level 3 Bricklaying qualification, or an apprenticeship, and work towards becoming skilled in their chosen trade.

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: 20 December 2018
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    • The School of Building is one of the north west’s top centres for construction training.

      The Manchester School of Building is close to Openshaw Campus.

      The centre has excellent facilities for training in:

      • brickwork
      • carpentry and joinery
      • construction
      • heating and ventilation
      • painting and decorating
      • plastering
      • plumbing
      • scaffolding
      • wall and floor tiling
      • woodmachining

      Other facilities at the centre include:

      • SkillZone with IT facilities
      • canteen

      Local area

      Openshaw is a suburb of east Manchester, a short bus ride from Manchester’s city centre. Sportcity and the City of Manchester Stadium are close to the campus. Sportcity has a number of sports venues and fitness and sports facilities for the public. There is a 14-screen cinema five minutes away by car or 25 minutes on foot.