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C&G Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

The construction sector is vital in contributing to the national economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and job progression. The role of the bricklayer is to accurately and consistently lay bricks, blocks and stone, often to an architect’s specification. Bricklayers work inside and outside of properties, building and repairing walls as well as specialist brickwork such as chimneys, fireplaces and decorative work.


Students will be taught in first-class, industry-standard workshops, building training walls and a multitude of other structures while studying how the construction industry operates in well-equipped classrooms and computer suites.

Practical sessions are delivered in simulated working environments with professional tools and equipment to make study as close to a real working environment as possible. The course is designed to prepare students to be ‘work ready’, creating a ‘real world’ bricklaying experience delivered by passionate individuals with many years’ experience in the trade. The lecturers know this industry and are well equipped to advise and support students in the career pathway they desire.

To bolster progression the College works with local employers who contribute to training delivery. Employers will provide demonstrations, talks and where possible work placements.

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Start date: 08/09/2022

Course code
Level 2
Truro College
1 year


Study practical skills

Simulated working environments

Employer demonstrations and talks

'Work ready' qualification

Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by lecturers with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the construction industry.

Enjoy professional environments

The College’s new construction areas are kitted out with the latest industry-standard equipment and resources, enjoying partnerships with some of the UK’s largest industry suppliers that allow students to experience trades as they would in the workplace.

Develop work related skills

Tutorial programmes will develop personal and work-related skills that will help prepare students for full-time work after completion of full-time training.


This one-year full-time qualification covers the wide range of skills and knowledge required to work as a Bricklayer. Students will learn about the industry including the principles of constructing buildings and the information used in building design and construction. Health, safety and environmental issues faced on construction sites will also be covered along with how to communicate with others and supervisory skills such as planning, organising and pricing work. Students will gain knowledge and skills for assessment across the following modules:

  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of the Industry
  • Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers
  • Interpreting Working Drawings to Set-Out Masonry Structures
  • Construct Cavity Walling Forming Masonry Structures
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Achievement of this qualification demonstrates that students have the necessary technical skills and knowledge employers are looking for when recruiting a Bricklayer. This may be working for a housebuilding company, a property development company, or working as part of a small business constructing buildings or carrying out maintenance.

This qualification will allow students to progress into employment and enhance the skills and knowledge gained. Students can also progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying or a T Level in Construction.


End Point Assessment will consist of the following measures of knowledge and competence:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Assessment


Students will require a Grade 2 in English & Maths at GCSE and a keen interest in construction with a good work ethic.

Students must be able to work alone, as part of a team and demonstrate commitment to the course.


The College provides all of the tools and materials for the course, however you will be responsible for your own PPE and will be required to come equipped with a pair of steel toe capped boots and a pair of safety glasses.

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