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Bricklaying, Diploma Level 2

  • 2

    Level 2

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2019

  • Venue
    Ipswich Road

  • Course Code

Start Date

  • September 2019, Full Time


Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world. This course builds on skills learnt on Level 1 allowing you become more skilled to build, repair and maintain the country's housing stock. You could either progress onto an apprenticeship or employment to work towards becoming a master craftsman. In the East of England, the construction industry is predicted to grow by 14% offering a good range of opportunities across the whole industry and bricklaying in particular is a skill that companies have reported a shortage of . On this course you will cover the following skills; Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures Good English and Maths skills are essential for most jobs and courses you will progress onto. The Government has made it a priority for students to improve these skills and your course programme will reflect this key aim. Depending on your grades when you start your course, you could either study Functional Skills or GCSEs alongside the other parts of your course programme. Please check our English and Maths page for further information.

Why our college?

Industry standard facilities

At our college you will have access to industry-standard facilities and get to use top of the range equipment. On our campus you’ll find media suites, TV studios, design labs, workshops, hair & beauty salons, working kitchens and a live theatre.

Gain real experiences of work

All of our courses will provide you with outstanding experiences of work and prepare you for your future career. You will work with real employers and customers and build connections.

A unique student experience

This is what really sets us apart. At our college you will experience the freedom to be yourself. Being part of an active Students’ Union, having opportunities to travel and enjoying live entertainment are just a few of the amazing opportunities available to you.

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Bricklaying Diploma Level 1 with a good attendance and behaviour record and reference from the course leader


Assessment takes a variety of forms including multiple choice tests and practical assignments.


Students can move on to look for an apprenticeship to study towards the NVQ Level 2 in Trowel Occupations.

Career Progression

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress on to an apprenticeship.


If you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 years and over please contact the Advice Shop. Please check our Finance pages for information on loans, bursaries, fee information and student travel offers that are available. Alternatively please contact the Advice Shop.