Diploma in Bricklaying L3

Full Time · Brickwork · Bishop Auckland Campus

Start Date:
03 September 2024
If you are aged 16 to 18 this course is free. Otherwise an Advanced Learner Loan is available.
Level 3
Taught at:
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

Diploma in Bricklaying Level 3 is an advanced level course where you will learn more to help cement your knowledge and build on existing skills. You will gain an understanding of how to organise, plan and price jobs, as well as how to ensure site implemented health and safety. You'll learn how to repair and maintain masonry structures, and advance skills in radial and battered brickwork, decorative and reinforced brickwork, and fireplaces and chimneys.

For more information please visit: Construction - Bishop Auckland College (bacoll.ac.uk)

Course requirements

Minimum 4 GCSE’s at grades 9 - 4 (A* - C) or equivalent, including a C or above in Maths and English, or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject area.

What will I do?

The Diploma in Bricklaying Level 3 contains five units which have two online tests and four paper based (theory and practical).

The units include:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys

What will it give me?

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

The course will give you the following:

  • Advanced skills required in bricklaying
  • An understanding of the elements of various structures
  • An improved CV
  • Preparation for further learning at the next level
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

Materials needed

You will need safety footwear and overalls which you can purchase from the College. You will also wear a high visibility vest for practical sessions, which is supplied by the college.

What can I do when I finish?

On the successful completion of the course, you may want to progress to an apprenticeship at Level 3, or progress onto professional qualifications HNC / NHD.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click the "Apply Now" section below and follow the steps. Thank you!

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