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 (This Full-time option has been replaced by the Level 2 Traineeship.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).

Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10320
Campus: Newtownards
Study Type: Full-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Bricklaying
Course Overview
This 2 year course provides the skills and underpinning knowledge you need to become recognised as a bricklayer. You will gain practical experience in our fully equipped workshops. The course requires a commitment of 15 hours per week.
Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They may also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. As well as bricklaying, you will learn various types of walling and all aspects of building.
 Mandatory Units
  •   Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
    Optional Units
  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding



  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Know how to build cavity walling forming masonry structures

You want to become a recognised bricklayer.

About health and safety, building construction, solid walling, masonry structures, building methods and cavity walling.

Our Industry Standard bricklaying suite and the very practical nature of the programme.

Successful completion of the course allows you to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, also working on site as a trainee.

4 GCSEs at Grade D or above, preferably including English and Maths.

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