Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma

21738W0 | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 02/09/2024
Time/Day | FULL TIME

Is this course for me?

Budding bricklayers can build a rewarding career in the construction industry. Our highly-trained expert tutors have a wealth of experience in the trade passing on their skills, knowledge and experience in bricklaying and construction.

What will I study?

This course consists of practical tasks and theoretical study. You will cover basic bricklaying skills including: simple brick walls, block work, cavity work and basic arches. It provides the required knowledge to progress to the Level 2 Technical certificate in Bricklaying. You will learn how to carry out safe working practices in construction, knowledge of building methods and construction technology, know how to carry out basic block laying skills and basic bricklaying skills.

How long is the course?

Full time for one academic year

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by an externally set theoretical knowledge test, together with unit tests and continually assessed coursework. Students also meet regularly with tutors to help plan studies and to discuss progress.

What qualifications do I need?

A minimum of 5 GCSE subjects graded 9-2 or equivalent.

What can I progress onto?

This can lead to further study at Level 2 Technical in Bricklaying or an apprenticeship if employment is gained. Construction workers can work in the UK or abroad, in a range of industries, or even set up their own business. Experienced Bricklayers can expect to earn up to 40k a year. Site Supervisors from £28k - 40k a year.

Other Information

You will need a basic kit, overalls and safety boots. You will be supported by experienced and enthusiastic tutors who are all trade qualified who will help you achieve your goal. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more at

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
£497.00 Yes No

Exam Fee


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