Bricklayers are responsible for setting out buildings using blocks, bricks and mortar in accordance with approved construction plans. Bricklayers also build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative work such as archways. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects.
To work on a construction site you need to have a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card, which covers essential
health and safety, however if you wish to earn more than a labourer, gaining a technical skills qualification will provide you with a great start to a career. You can train full-time with us for up to three years with the option to move in to an apprenticeship at any time. We also offer a Level 1 qualification to get you started if you do not meet these entry requirements.
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You would like to take your skills to a higher level and move into the workplace at a more advanced supervisory level.
GCSE English and maths at grade 4 or above, and a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Topics covered in this programme will include advanced specialisms such as the construction and design of complex structures, curved walling, decorative brickwork and facias, planning and pricing projects, conservation, refurbishing and restoration.
Upon completion of this course you will be able to work in creating complex masonry structures such as chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework and rendering.
There will be practical tests throughout, plus written assignments and examinations
to ensure you have a broad theoretical understanding of the sector as well as advanced-level skills.
Learning the specific skills you need to join the industry, with an average of up to £30k per year for experienced builders.
Employment in the workplace. Become a site supervisor after some time working in the industry.
*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.