Bricklaying Level 2

If you are working towards a career in bricklaying, then this Level 2 course will help you take your skills to the next level. You will learn more advanced building techniques, understand cavity wall construction, and push yourself to create more decorative pieces.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 13484 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

During this one-year course you will develop your existing knowledge and learn more advanced techniques and principles of bricklaying. You will start to become familiar with working and technical drawings of building plans, build solid walling and experiment with cavity and solid wall construction. Learning will take place in our purpose built workshop, and you will have the opportunity to improve your English, maths and employability skills. You will also undertake a work experience placement to extend your learning.

Units you will cover during the year include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of building construction
  • Interpreting working drawings
  • Setting-out buildings
  • Building solid walling
  • Cavity and solid wall construction

Several recent surveys by organisations like the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) show that the current shortage of skilled tradespeople in the construction industry means that good bricklayers will be in greater demand than ever in coming years.

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

2 GCSEs grade D/3 in English and maths, and successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, 30% will be coursework and 10% will be made up of exams. Constructive feedback from your tutor will help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What can I do after completing this course?

On completion of the course you could progress onto a higher level of study or start an Apprenticeship in Bricklaying.

With some additional training you may also look to start your career in the industry and move into roles such as a Bricklayer, Site manager and a Property developer, or become self-employed.

Are there any extra costs?

A range of specified PPE and other items, costing approximately £40, will be required for this course. In addition you will also be required to provide safety boots, overalls and navy/black polo shirt. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.

Additional Info

Attendance, timekeeping and preparing for work-readiness are key features of this course.