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Most people who grow up in the UK have enjoyed the warmth and certainty of a clay brick home and it may, for them, hold a subtle, almost nostalgic quality.  A mainstay of our construction industry, bricklaying has existed for thousands of years with evidence of its use dating back as far as the Roman Empire.

On this course you will be working to recognised industrial standards and will gain crucial underpinning knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career as a bricklayer.  HRC works closely with key employers in the local area to support not only an oustanding training facility but also progressive routes into employment.

What can I do next?

When you have successfully completed this course there are a number of options available which include a bricklaying apprenticeship or progressing onto a further, full time level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. Successful students may move straight into employment or continue training towards supervisory and management positions and qualifications in the construction industry.

What will I be doing?

This is a hands-on, practical course for those who want to be employed as bricklayers.  The course consists of seven units which are broken down into undrpinning knowledge and practical units.  You will be constructing various brickwork models to current industry standards.  You will gain key handskills and knowledge in the subjects below:

  • Health, safety and welfare in constuction
  • Knowledge of principles of building, information, quantities and communication
  • Construct block walling
  • Construct brick walling
  • Construct cavity walling
  • Setting out for basic masonry structures up to damp proof course
  • Mix construction materials

Given the practical nature of the course and the measuring and setting out involved, a range of mathematical and problem solving skills will be developed.

In addition to the above, a minimum of 30 hours work experience will be required to complete the course.  This key factor further supports employment into the construction industry.

Added Extras

As a full time student, you will be engaging on various enrichment trips to manufacturing sites and construction exhibitions.  Guest speakers, past learners and employers frequently visit the college to support our learners.

How will I be assessed?

Assesment will be continuous throughout the course using projects, end of unit tests and practical assessments.  You will also be offered the opportunity to undertake the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS card) training to support your career within construction.

Entry requirements

  • A profile of GCSEs at grade 4 or above
  • Or successful completion of the Multi-Skills Construction course 6219
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level
  • Satisfactory interview with course tutor
  • An appropriate character reference (for progressing students)

What do I need to bring?

You will need to purchase a protective uniform and toe-protective footwear to conform to Personal Protective Equipment  in our workshops, together with a recommended reference book and basic stationery.  There is allocated free printing which once used will incur a small fee.  Trips which will be organised throughout the year may incur a further cost.

Fee Information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2021.

If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2021, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £3500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2021-22 costs and may be subject to change

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