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Level E

Bricklaying Basics


This course is for you if you interested in either getting a good introduction to the bricklaying trade* or if you just want to learn some basic DIY skills to complete tasks around the house. Over the 5 weeks you will complete a number of hands-on activities intended to build your confidence in a range of fundamental bricklaying skills and foster further interest in this trade. In our industry-focussed and practical learning environment our dedicated staff will share their knowledge and experience of the sector and guide you in options for further learning if that is of interest to you. All the material and equipment you will use matches the tools available on construction sites.

The college will provide all tools and give whatever guidance is needed for safe usage. It is strongly recommended that students do not bring their own tools into college.

*The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Bricklaying is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for bricklayers has never been higher.

Our Bricklaying Basics course includes:

  • Health and safety guidance and practice for bricklaying
  • Trowel skills, setting out and levelling
  • Building a brick corner and joint finishes
  • Building a block corner
  • Building to a line
  • Solid walling

This course runs twice in 2024-25. Choose your course dates in the box opposite

Wednesday evenings:18:00-20:30


The course is suitable for those interested in starting a new hobby and to develop new skills. The course also acts as an introduction to some of the content featured in our full time courses.
Applicants must be aged 19 and over to join this course.


Our range of leisure and hobby courses keeps growing, with even more fun and exciting courses starting throughout 2024.

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