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Bricklaying Diploma Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Develop your practical skills and experience and kick-start your career in the bricklaying industry. With practical tasks simulated to match real industry scenarios, you will gain further skills and knowledge of the craft. You will learn how to set out basic masonry structures and how to construct solid walling, incorporating isolated and attached piers, cavity walling, masonry cladding and thin joint masonry.


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn new skills from experts in the Bricklaying industry. All practical tasks are simulated to match real industry scenarios. You will also complete workbooks and assignments to develop your theory knowledge, and take part in a construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects.

Entry Requirements

A Bricklaying Diploma Level 1, or equivalent in industry experience.

Worried about your grades?

Whatever your results, we want to assure you that extenuating circumstances will be considered should you not have the grades indicated above. 

We will review each application on a case-by-case basis to ensure you get a place on the course most suitable for you.

One of the ways we do this is through a very effective 6 weeks to success programme’ that operates from the first day you start your course. This includes support such as (but not limited to):

  • Allowing you to change courses if you change your mind in the first 6 weeks
  • Moving you between course levels if you are finding your current level too easy /​too hard
  • Incorporating English and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t meet the grades you need
  • One-to-one reviews with your academic tutor to ensure you are progressing and achieving well

Our course enquiries and admissions team are available remotely throughout this unprecedented period. They can be contacted at enquiries@​stamford.​ac.​uk should you have any further questions.

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

You will require a uniform consisting of full length work trousers and safety footwear for the workshop, along with a change of footwear when leaving the workshop, these can be purchases from our website. You will also need course specific text books and stationery. 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 3 or to job roles such as a Bricklaying Apprentice, Labourer or Ground Worker. Dependent on your ability, you could also progress to the Extended Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment with a view to progressing to university or in to a managerial apprenticeship.

Course Content

You will study a range of units including:

  • Understanding construction technology
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Construct thin joint masonry


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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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