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Course Code: NFVCO091

Course Level: Level 2

Study Mode: Full-Time

Course Type: Vocational Courses

Course overview

Advance your career in construction with our Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork. Dive deeper into the art and science of bricklaying with advanced techniques and hands-on training. Explore complex brickwork patterns, structural principles and building regulations. This comprehensive program equips you with the skills and knowledge needed for a rewarding career in bricklaying and construction. Whether you dream of working on residential projects, commercial buildings, or heritage restoration, this diploma is your pathway to success in the dynamic construction industry.

You will develop more advanced practical skills in bricklaying. You will learn about basic issues relating to construction including working safely, communication skills and building methods and construction technology to enable you to progress to further training or employment. You will spend a large amount of your time developing your practical skills by completing a range of practical 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. You will be expected to complete work outside your main classes.

As part of your study programme here at the College alongside your chosen course you will complete a maths and/or English qualification if you have not already achieved a grade 4 or above. (This will be a GCSE for all students with a grade 3).

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.

You will need 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above and will need to have achieved the Level 1 Diploma in Construction - Brickwork.

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

To find out more, please contact Wayne Cotton, Curriculum Leader, on 01782 254208.

Having completed the course you will be prepared to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. You will also be well prepared to move into employment with construction companies including becoming an advanced apprentice where you would work on site for four days a week and spend one day a week in College to continue your learning.

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 3