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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.

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 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 com­mu­ni­ca­tion 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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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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