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Bricklaying Diploma Level 1

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This course is now full. New applicants will be placed on a waiting list and be contacted should a place become available. Alternatively, applications for courses starting in September 2020 will open in October.

Learn and develop the basic skills, knowledge and understanding of bricklaying and the construction industry. Through undertaking practical tasks you will understand how to carry out block walling, cavity walling, be able to mix construction materials, and set out basic masonry structures. You will also learn and apply the principles of health and safety and develop your employability, maths and English skills to help you achieve the entry requirements for your intended progression. Unit Information You will study a range of units including:

  • Unit 1: Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Unit 2: Knowledge of construction technology
  • Unit 3:Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Unit 4: Construct block walling
  • Unit 5: Construct brick walling
  • Unit 6: Construct cavity walling
  • Unit 7: Mix construction materials
  • Unit 8: Setting out for basic masonry structures

This course is approximately 20% theory and 80% practical.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through a combination of theory and practical based learning including written assessments, group discussions, presentations and practical handling. The knowledge required to support this is learnt through a combination of practical portfolio, workbooks and work packs using on-line and paper based resources. In order to give you an insight into the real working environment you will also be supported to find and undertake a week of work experience.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications required, but you will be required to pass an initial assessment aptitude test.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

Each unit has a multiple choice end test, as well a practical synoptic test/​s in the workshop. You will receive regular feedback on your performance and help and advice via action plans and extra training to enable you to be successful in your assessments.

Additional Information

The College is proactive in undertaking a variety of community projects which you will be involved in. All materials used to support you in your studies are made available via the College Moodle’ which can also be used to submit your work. You will be required to supply your own full length work trousers and safety footwear for the workshop, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop. You will also need course specific text books and stationary. You will be sent a full list of materials and equipment prior to enrolment.

Potential Future Career

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to the Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 or to job roles such as a Bricklaying Apprentice.


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Studying bricklaying at New College Stamford has broadened my knowledge and opportunities for me to progress to a successful career in building industry.

Jordan Wallace



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