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Bricklaying Diploma Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Refine your practical skills and gain knowledge of more specialised bricklaying techniques, including constructing chimneys, fireplaces, complex masonry structures and decorative features. You will also develop your employability, English and maths skills alongside further knowledge of the craft to support your progression into the industry. 


What Does The Programme Include

You will complete workbooks and self-directed assignments to develop your theory knowledge. You will also take part in a Construction work placement which will give you on-site experience alongside opportunities to complete relevant community projects. You may also have the opportunity to take on a supervisory role within the college environment as part of your Level 3 course.

Entry Requirements

A Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 or equivalent, or relevant 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
  • 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 which can be purchased on 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 Construction and Engineering degrees at university. You could also progress to job roles such as a Bricklaying or Construction Management Apprentice.

Course Content

You will study a range of units including:

  • Unit 1: Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries (this may already be achieved in prior studies in Levels 1 or 2)
  • Unit 2: Analysing technical information, quantities and communciation with others
  • Unit 3: Analysing the construction industry and built environment
  • Unit 4: Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Unit 5: Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
  • Unit 6: Construct complex masonry structures
  • Unit 7: Construct decorative features


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Learning in a practical, hands-on environment helps you achieve your goals and most of all enjoy your time at college. I am planning on undertaking an Apprenticeship to become a qualified Bricklayer.

Elias Woodward



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