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Level 1



1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sept 2023





Gain the skills to become a trained bricklayer!

These skills will mean you can work on housing sites, city developments, domestic extensions like conservatories - and on new buildings, conversions and repairs.

As a bricklayer you might want the security of site work - but you could also start your own business.

Your journey starts here!

On the Level 1 course in Brickwork, you'll develop practical skills and learn about subjects including:

  • Brickwork, blockwork, brick bonds
  • How to read building drawings
  • Technical drawing
  • Foundations
  • Calculating materials
  • Estimating
  • Communications in construction
  • Ongoing practical assessments
  • Tests for each 'unit' subject
  • An end-of-year online exam

You will need to have GCSE Maths, English Language and two additional subjects at grade 2 (E) or above.

As part of the application process you will also be asked to explain why you want to study this course, so that we can ensure any course offer made aligns to your career goals.

Your Level 1 Diploma will lead you into the Level 2 year.

Following on from Level 2, you can enter the trade, building evidence of work completed. This will help you in progressing towards a recognised Level 2 NVQ award.

Where it can lead to
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.