Level Three Diploma in Bricklaying

The course is a College-based qualification designed to offer you a route into the construction industry. It is a hands-on, practical course which is studied by people who want to be employed as bricklayers. The course consists of six units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

What will I study?

  • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Structural and decorative brick work
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures
  • Erecting complex structural carcasing components

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has an end test. You will also do a practical assignment and an online test based on the six units.

Entry requirements

Level 2 Construction related diploma and Level 2 English and maths.

What next?

You could progress onto the Level Four BTEC Higher National Certificate in Construction.  This qualification covers complex practical activities and would be attractive to employers in industry or in a related trade. Studying at this level may also be attractive to employers outside of the construction industry, demonstrating sound problem-solving skills and academic ability.


You could also progress onto a Level Two Intermediate or Level Three Advanced Apprenticeship in Construction - Brick


Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Higher Education Apprenticeship Guide 2019 Full-time Course Guide 2020 Spring Part-time course guide