Diploma in Bricklaying L1

10 September 2019 - 18 June 2020
Full time course days are ( Tue Wed Thur )
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Level 1
Cost or fee remission information
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

If you aspire to be a Bricklayer then the Diploma in Bricklaying L1 is the place to start. This course will give you an introduction into the skills required in bricklaying as well as an understanding of the elements of various structures. You will learn and practice the skills needed to be successful in your career, whether this is working for an employer or working for yourself running your own

Course requirements

A minimum of three GCSEs at grade E-F including Maths and/or English depending on course requirements. Alternative qualifications will be considered. An interview and short assessment will assess your suitability and interest in the subject.

What will I do?

The Diploma in Bricklaying L1 contains six units which have two online tests and four paper based (theory and practical). Units include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication.
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course.
  • Carry out blocklaying and bricklaying activities.
  • Carry out cavity walling activities
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction.

What will it give me?

The course will give you an introduction into the skills required in bricklaying. An understanding of the elements of various structures. An improved CV and preparation for further learning at the next level.

Materials needed

You will need safety footwear and overalls which you can purchase from the College. You will be provided with a high visibility vest to be worn during practical sessions.

What can I do when I finish?

You can progress to the Diploma in Bricklaying Level 2 course or Apprenticeship.

What next?

If you would like to apply, please click on the APPLY section below. Thank you.


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