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Level 2 Technical in Bricklaying (Direct Entry)

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Brickwork
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Hudson Building

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Course Information for Students

The course is aimed at school leavers and adults who want to start their journey in brickwork and have obtained grade 4 (C) in Mathematics and English Language GCSE.

  • GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) or higher in Mathematics
  • GCSE grade 4 (or equivalent) or higher in English

You will be equipped with intermediate bricklaying skills to meet the new technical standard on this course which covers skills, behaviours and knowledge. 

Core subjects include:

  • Health and safety
  • Principles of construction
  • Building and communication
  • Setting out
  • Bricklaying
  • Block laying
  • Cavity walling
  • Solid walling

Mathematics and English skills will be embedded into all lessons.

You will learn on-site, in the classroom and in the practical workshop. There may be some requirement to complete work online, but this will be kept to a minimum.  

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 basic stationery, notebook, padlock, safety footwear, work trousers, safety glasses and work gloves. You will also be required to purchase a uniform once you have started the course.

There is an expectation that you will purchase a basic tool kit once you are settled into the course.

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the course:

  • A portfolio of ongoing training and assessment in both practical and theory work, which will be graded for quality and content
  • Final skills assessment which will be graded against set criteria
  • Final knowledge assessment in the form of a multiple-choice exam

You can advance to further qualifications or progress your career within the construction industry. 

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Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

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

Bricklayers and Masons


Bricklayers and Masons

Elementary Construction Occupations


Elementary Construction Occupations

Construction and Building Trades


Construction and Building Trades

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