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Course Code: SFVCO021

Course Level: Level 1

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Build your future in construction with our Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork. Gain hands-on experience in bricklaying techniques, understanding of construction materials, and health and safety practices. Through practical workshops and theoretical lessons, you will develop the essential skills needed in the construction industry. Join us to lay the foundation for a successful career in brickwork.

This course will provide you with a good introduction into the Construction Industry and Bricklaying. and you will also learn about general construction skills.
At level 1, the course content is approximately 25% theory and 75% practical.

You will spend a large amount of time developing your practical skills by completing a range of projects in our workshops. You will also have classroom-based sessions and computer-based learning resources that you will use to develop your understanding of the tools, materials and technologies used in your trade.

The work covered includes: health and safety, access equipment, mixing mortar and concrete, setting out basic buildings, brickwork and blockwork. We will also cover the skills required to work in the industry including your responsibilities at work, communications skills and personal effectiveness skills to better enable you to progress to further training or employment.

The study programme will also incorporate a range of work related experience activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.
As part of your study programme here at the College, you will complete a maths and/or English qualification alongside your chosen course if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above.

You will need two GCSEs at grade 2 or above in maths and English. However, if you have a keen interest in the subject and commitment to succeed, your entry requirements will be discussed at interview.

You will be assessed by the use of practical assessments and assignments that will form part of a portfolio of your work. You will also complete practical tests and multiple choice theory tests online at the end of your training course.

If you wish to find out more you can call the Admin Office on 01785 275535 or email

Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. If you prefer to move into employment, you may be able to become an apprentice with a local company where you would work on site for four days per week but continue your learning at College one day a week.

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £26,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit


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to Level 2