City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Entry Requirements

You will need the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying. There is no direct entry through GCSEs.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for all courses and Apprenticeships and we will request a school or college report.

What's Involved

“Over the next five years up to 2021 we predict: 179,000 construction jobs will be created. Construction output will grow by 1.7% a year. This is being driven by strong growth in the infrastructure sector”

Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world. Those studying bricklaying will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country's housing stock.

“Average salaries are in the region of £16,000.00 to £30,000.00. Salaries will vary depending on location / employer”

If you are interested in becoming a bricklayer or working in associated trades this course will provide you with the next steps from your Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying to develop a wider range of practical skills in all aspects of bricklaying.

The Study programmer of the level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying will consist of five key elements which you will need to complete:

> Qualification

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)

> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.

• Development of enterprise and employability skills.

To succeed on this course you will need to be diverse in basic bricklaying skills, be motivated and able to self-manage your time to meet set targets. You must have a good work ethic and possess positive personal attributes in terms of good time keeping, communication and co-operation.

When a given number of units has been successfully completed the qualification can be achieved.

Disclaimer: This is subject to change and courses running will be subject to the correct number of student enrolling.

This is a predominately a practical based course, with the incorporation of underpinning knowledge delivered through theory sessions. Both session types are led by specialised tutors.

Practical assessments are carried out in the college site workshop area, you will also learn the developing principals and techniques to bricklaying within this area.

This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

Teaching and learning is achieved by using a range of methods including formal classes, set tutorial periods and workshops to support many of the unit assessments.

The topics typically, covered within this course include:

• How to carry out safe working practices in construction

• Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others

• Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

• How to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures

• How to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers

• How to build cavity walling forming masonry structures

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

• To develop your employability opportunities, you may also be given enrichment classes. This may focus upon additional qualifications, industrial updating and career preparation.

It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes as you will get dirty though the use of bricks and mortar.

Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a great emphasis on this part of your education.

If you enrol on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be provided with and required to wear at all times (within the college workshop area) mandatory PPE as follows:

1. Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)

2. Approved safety glasses

3. Approved hi-visibility vest

Course Assessment Method

You will undertake graded assessments through a range of methods including:

> Practical tasks

> Online Multi-Choice Test

> Paper based Tests

What's Next

This course can lead to careers within the construction industry. You may also wish to progress onto an apprenticeship programme within bricklaying

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Bricklaying
Level: Level 2
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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