Brickwork Diploma – Level 1

Looking at becoming a brickie? There's so many career paths that come out of having a Brickwork Diploma; whether it be repair work, building houses, restoration work or setting up your own business, the skills you learn are indispensable and form the foundation for a rock solid career.  

If you're practically minded, our Level 1 Brickwork Diploma is course is for you. You're learn, develop and practise the basic skills of bricklaying, developing the essential groundwork to become skilled in your chosen trade and a master craftsman.   

  • What will be studied

    During this course you will cover the following modules through practical, group, tutorial and theoretical work:

    • Health and safety
    • Mixing concrete
    • Understanding the principles of construction
    • How to set out buildings
    • Being able to carry out safe working practice
    • Building methods and construction
    • Basic brick and block laying skills
    • Site communication methods



    You'll also study English and Maths alongside this course if required



  • What are the entry requirements?

    There are no formal entry requirements for entry onto this course ​​​​​​, however, you will need to:

    • Have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy
    • Strong work ethic
    • Excellent people skills



  • Where does this course lead to?

    There are so many career possiblities once you have finished your Brickwork journe with us!

    Construction Site Supervisor, Apprentice Bricklayer, Building Supplies Operative, Construction Manager, Self-employed Contractor  

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this study programme you will gain a Level 1 City & Guilds Diploma in Brickwork.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This programme will be delivered via

    • Practical assignments
    • Course work
    • Presentations
    • Demonstrations
    • Class work

    The study programme is 13 hours a week and also includes a 60 hour mandatory work placement.

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week.

  • How will I be assessed?

    Assessments will occur at the end of each unit for practical and theory work.

    This will take the form of multiple-choice examinations

    You will be awarded a Pass, Merit or Distinction on successful completion of each unit.

  • How to get a place?
    Fill out our quick and easy application form HERE 
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or for more information.

    While on the course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson tasks, such as;

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad

    You will require the following:-

    • Safety footwear
    • 3m tape measure
    • We will supply additional PPE
  • Exam Board:
    City & Guilds

    After you've completed KC's Brickwork Level 1 Diploma you can move on to:

    • KC Brickwork Level 2


Start Date : September 2021 End Date : June 2020 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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