Bricklaying - Traineeship (Level 2)

This Level 2 Traineeship is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in Bricklaying.

Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10763

Campus: Newtownards

Study Type: Full-Time

Education Level Further Education


The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start

Course Overview

The Traineeship programme will allow you to achieve a full Level 2 qualification and will comprise the following key elements:

A main vocational based qualification

Vocational skills development

Transversal and digital skills

Work placement

Literacy and numeracy qualifications at Level 2 (may include GCSE qualifications in English and mathematics)

Additional qualifications deemed necessary for work within a sector e.g. Health and Safety, CSR, manual handling

Course Modules

Modules may include:

  • Safe Working practices
  • Solid and Cavity Walling Information, quantities and communicating
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Solid walling isolated and attached piers
  • Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Cavity walling forming masonry structures 

Ideal If:

If you want to pursue a lifelong career in Bricklaying or in the Construction Sector. Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.

You'll Learn:

Building methods and about construction technology, how to interpret drawings, how to construct solid walling and cavity walling, as well as learn bout health and safety.

Developing your wider skills:    as well as providing you with the technical skills and knowledge in your chosen area, the Traineeship will help you to develop a range of transversal skills that are important for employment including:   Problem solving, Teamwork, Communication, Time management, Entrepreneurship

You'll Love:

Our state-of-the-art bricklaying suite and very practical nature of the programme.

Project Based Learning will also be a key feature of Traineeships. ‚ÄčThis is a dynamic approach to learning in which you will explore real-world problems and challenges that have been developed with employers. With this type of active and engaged learning, you will be inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects you are studying and develop a wide range of hands-on skills.

You'll Progress:

All trainees who have attained the Full Traineeship Certificate, can progress within SERC to a Level 3 further education course or a Level 3 Apprenticeship (possibly with your work placement employer).  This can lead to Higher Education options. 

You'll Need:

 4 GCSEs grades D-G, including at least Grade D in Maths and Grade E in English or Essential Skills Level 1 in Literacy & Numeracy.

*Entry criteria may be subject to change.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

DIY Brickwork

This course encourages students to design and work on projects of their own choice.

Level 2 Diploma In Bricklaying

This two year Further Education course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge you need to become recognised as a bricklayer. (This Full-time option has been replaced by the Level 2 Traineeship. Please search for 10763 code or the word Traineeship).

Bricklaying - Apprenticeship NI (Level 3)

This 2 year course is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge to further develop a career in Bricklaying. 1-2 Days a week will be spent in college and 2-3 days will be spent on site with an employer.

Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

You will attend the college 1day per week over a 2 year period. This course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge you will need to become recognised as a bricklayer.

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start

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Further Education

Further Education

If you have just completed your GCSEs, Further Education is most likely the option for you. FE covers qualifications from entry to higher level qualifications such as Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, NVQ, BTEC and Apprenticeships.

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

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