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City & Guilds Diploma in Bricklaying (Beginner) - Level 1


Bricklaying is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world. Those deciding to study bricklaying will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country’s housing stock. This qualification is aimed at those wishing to learn the basic skills of bricklaying in order to progress and become skilled in their chosen trade and / or to progress onto an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

Students will participate in wider learner activities as well as work placements. They will also have the opportunity to enter competitions and interact with guest speakers. Each of these opportunities are designed to allow students to showcase their developing skills, improve interpersonal skills and gain valuable insight into the construction sector.

Start dates and fees

Start DateCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20221923A1268FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our fees for adult learners page for more information.

What will I study?

  • Blocklaying
  • Bricklaying
  • Cavity walling
  • Setting-out and building masonry structures
  • Health and safety
  • English and maths.

Entry requirements

  • A minimum of GCSEs at grade 2 in English language or maths.
  • Or, completed the Introduction to City & Guilds Construction and Building Services (Multi-Skills) (Beginner) - Level 1.

If you are a young person who is not currently studying a traditional GCSE programme, we will consider alternative qualifications such as functional skills and vocational qualifications.

Please contact our admissions team for further information -

Applicants aged over 19:

  • If you do not have the entry requirements listed above you may still be accepted to study if you can provide relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject.

Study programmes - essential skills for employment

As an entry requirement on some of our courses, you will need a GCSE in both English and maths with at least a grade 4/C (please see entry requirements above).

If this isn’t displayed under the entry requirements and you don’t currently have a GCSE in both English and maths at grade 4/C or above before joining us, you will then study English and maths as part of your programme with the aim of achieving a qualification with at least a grade 4/C. This is to help improve your chances of employment once you leave us.

In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, all students aged 19 and under and studying a full-time course with us will take part in our study programmes.

How long is the course?

1 year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out in both the classroom (theory based units) via written assessments/presentations and the workshop (practical based units) via synoptic assessments of practical work using suitable industry standard tools and materials.


How do I apply?

Apply online

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