Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Course Overview

You will learn how to use the tools of the trade, how to work safely and make sure others are safe at the same time. This introductory course will help you to learn about these skills as well as the principles of building, block laying and how to do it. You will also learn about cavity walls and how to build them, learn the theory of mortar making and an introduction to drawing specifications, alongside understanding the day to day skills of a bricklayer.

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 1 year



Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 including English and maths at grade 2.

The Level 1 Bricklaying qualification has been developed for delivery in college; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. The course is designed to give basic knowledge and practical experience in brickwork.

Safe working practices in construction technology
Information, quantities and communicating with others
Building methods and construction technology
Basic block laying skills
Carry out basic cavity walling
Contribute to setting out
Building basic masonry structures up to damp course level
There are no optional units on this qualification.

Upon successful completion of the qualification you will be able to apply for the Level 2 in Bricklaying. The course has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so that you can work as a Construction Operative in the construction industry or progress to further training.

You will be assessed on your practical ability to national standards and your theoretical knowledge will be tested by both paper and online exams.

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

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