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Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying – Level 3

You will be equipped with bricklaying skills at an advanced level.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Hudson Building

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Course Information for Students

You will be equipped with bricklaying skills at an advanced level, completing more complex and challenging tasks while gaining a broader overview of project management. You will also develop supervisory skills to improve your career prospects within the construction industry.

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your qualifications and practical aptitude. You should have successfully completed Level 2 Brickwork and you will need GCSE Maths and English at grade C (4) or above.

Following a successful interview and initial assessment, you will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of advanced bricklaying.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.

You will study:

  • Health and Safety
  • Material Science
  • Advanced Craft Skills
  • Environmental Issues
  • Managerial Studies
  • Architectural Design

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme of study.

As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.

You will be taught on-site. 

While we make every endeavour to run programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to cancel those which do not enrol sufficient numbers to make them viable.

You will need to supply your own safety footwear.  A small charge may be made for any other Personal Protective Equipment required to complete the course.

You will complete a study programme and formative assessments in preparation for a knowledge-based written exam and a synoptic practical end test.

Further study

You can progress to a Professional Construction qualification as a full-time learner. If you continue your studies, you will develop your literacy and numeracy skills further.


There is the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry, specialising in trowel occupations.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Bricklayers and Masons


Bricklayers and Masons

Other Construction and Building Trades


Other Construction and Building Trades

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DCG Success Stories

Jamie Wasley on a building site

Jamie Wasley

Construction apprentice Jamie became a Buildings Inspector

At college you learn the skills and intricate details you need, especially on Level 3. The biggest thing I found is it gives you a place to practise. When you get to site it's not practice, you're building and it's staying up. You've got to stand back and be happy with it. The big thing about college was the lecturers were brilliant, "not "yes, sir", "no sir." They taught you stuff you needed to know. You notice yourself becoming more useful at work. You learn something and then you can apply it.

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Course Information Last Updated On: February 27, 2023 9:45 am