Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18



Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.46
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Course Overview

You will learn how to use the tools of the trade, how to work safely and make sure others are safe at the same time. This introductory course will help you to learn about these skills as well as the principles of building, block laying and how to do it. You will also learn about cavity walls and how to build them, learn the theory of mortar making and an introduction to drawing specifications, alongside understanding the day to day skills of a bricklayer.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

The Level 1 Bricklaying qualification has been developed for delivery in college; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. The course is designed to give basic knowledge and practical experience in brickwork.


You will be assessed on your practical ability to national standards and your theoretical knowledge will be tested by both paper and online exams.


Upon successful completion of the qualification you will be able to apply for the Level 2 in Bricklaying. The course has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so that you can work as a Construction Operative in the construction industry or progress to further training.

Career Options

Obviously you could be a bricklayer, from which you could then specialise in a particular type of bricklaying like heritage work or stonemasonry. Also, down the line, you could even become a construction site manager.

Mandatory Units

Safe working practices in construction technology
Information, quantities and communicating with others
Building methods and construction technology
Basic block laying skills
Carry out basic cavity walling
Contribute to setting out
Building basic masonry structures up to damp course level

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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