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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.

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 — sub­ject to course availability

  • Mov­ing you between course lev­els if you are find­ing your cur­rent lev­el too easy / too hard sub­ject to course availability

  • Incor­po­rat­ing Eng­lish and maths GCSE resits in to your timetable if you don’t pass at Grade 4

  • One-to-one reviews with your aca­d­e­m­ic tutor to ensure you are pro­gress­ing and achiev­ing well

Our course enquiries and admis­sions team 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 please see the stu­dent sup­port pages for more infor­ma­tion https://​www​.stam​ford​.ac​.uk/​c​o​l​l​e​g​e​-​l​i​f​e​/​s​u​p​p​o​r​t​-​s​e​r​vices.

You will also need course spe­cif­ic text books and stationery.

You will be sent a full list of these mate­ri­als and equip­ment pri­or to enrol­ment in August

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. 

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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