City College Nottingham

Diploma in Bricklaying (38 Weeks) Level 2 College Course

Our accredited Vocational courses cover the full spectrum of trades and run for 2 days over a full academic year. …


    Our accredited Vocational courses cover the full spectrum of trades and run for 2 days over a full academic year. All prospective candidates will be subject to interview and assessment of their academic ability and will be expected to be keen and committed to pursuing a career in their chosen trade. All our level 1 & 2 courses are suitable for those who have little to no prior knowledge of the trade but think they might wish to pursue a career in that field. Purchase of appropriate protective clothing and industry safety footwear is a requirement of the course.


    Awarding Body


    Qualification Level

    Level 2


    The Diploma level 2 course is for those who have already been successful in achieving a Level 1 qualification in Bricklaying, or who are able to demonstrate considerable experience of bricklaying skills prior to joining the course. Achievement of this course will enable learner to more towards employment in the bricklaying trade and to NVQ training.

    Benefits of Course

    A nationally recognised qualification. Gain skills and self-confidence needed to access employment or further training.

    Entry Requirements

    As a guide, learners should be able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE Mathematics and English at Grades A-D. All learners must pass an assessment test as part of an interview, and will have already achieved a Foundation Construction Award or City & Guilds 6217 prior to joining this course, or be able to demonstrate considerable experience in bricklaying skills. To successfully complete the full qualification it is necessary for you to achieve 90% attendance.

    Course Structure

    This is a vocational course which involves both practical and theory/background knowledge elements, covering the following subject areas/units:


    You will study a number of units, including:-
    carrying out safe working practices in construction; information, quantities and communicating with others; building methods and construction technology; interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures; thin joint masonry and masonry cladding; building solid walling, isolated and attached piers; building cavity walling and forming masonry structures


    38 Weeks, 12hrs/week

    Career Opportunities

    Employment opportunities in the Construction Trade as a Bricklayer



    Costs and Payment Terms

    All students pay a non-refundable Administration Fee of £10.00 regardless of status. The course fee is £700.00, plus Admin fee. Equipment and materials are provided free of charge, however, should you wish to pursue your Learning in more depth, you may be advised to purchase one or more text books from a recommended reading list.

    Fee Waiver

    Tuition is free* for learners aged 16-18, and for adults who are in receipt of eligible means tested benefits, provided that satisfactory documentary evidence is provided from the Job Centre, dated within one month of enrolment, except for a £10 *administration charge. If you are looking to enroll on Level 2 qualification and you possess less than 5 GCSE’s (grades A-C), and no other full Level 2 qualification, you may be entitled to full fee remission. For those not eligible for free tuition (details available upon request), our fees are very competitive and we offer a flexible installment plan to enable you to make payments over the duration of your course.
    *Maths and English GCSE Grade C or above are desirable

    Assessment and Achievement

    You will be required to complete a number of formal practical assessments, knowledge tests, an on-line computer based multiple choice test (GOLA), and compile a portfolio of work as you go along. Assessment is continuous throughout the duration of the course.
    All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification.

    What’s Next?

    After you have successfully completed this programme of study you might wish to progress onto the Diploma Level 3 in Brickwork; and/or seek employment as a Bricklaying Apprentice or Trainee with an employer. Staff will help you decide what is best for you.

    Other Information

    Additional Learning Support may be available to assist learners in achieving their learning goals. You may be eligible to access learner support fund, please contact administration team for further information.


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