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Most people who grow up in the UK have enjoyed the warmth and certainty of a 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 outstanding training facility but also progressive routes into employment.

Career Destinations

We're proud that our students go onto careers including:

  • CEOs of small Construction companies - self employed
  • Bricklayer
  • Project Manager
  • Site Agent
  • Health and Safety Officer

What can I do next?

After completing this course there are a number of options available.  Depending on your final grade and attitude you could move onto a bricklaying apprenticeship, move straight into employment or continue training towards supervisory and management positions and qualifications within the construction industry.

What will I be doing?

This course is a hands-on, practical course which is studied by people who want to be bricklayers.  The course consists of seven units which are divided into underpinning and knowledge units.  You will be constructing various brickwork models to current industry standards.  You will gain hand skills and knowledge in the following subjects:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • 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.

On top of the subjects above, a minimum of 30 hours wok experience will be expected 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 in various enrichment trips to manufacturing sites, construction sites and construction exhibitions.  Guest speakers, past learners and employers frequently visit the college to support learners.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out throughout the ourse 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 City & Guilds Multi-Skills Construction 6219 course
  • Literacy and numeracy skills at an appropriate level
  • Satisfactory interview with course tutor
  • An appropriate character reference (for progresing students)

What do I need to bring?

Students will need to purchase a protective uniform and toe protective footwear to conform with personal protective equipment in our workshops as well as a recommended reference book and basic stationery.  Students are allocated a certain amount of free printing, after which a small fee will be incurred.  Trips will be organised throughout the year and may incur a 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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