Bricklaying Level 1

Course Information

  • Course Code: WEB028
  • Duration: 2 academic years
  • Study mode: Full Time

This Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of people, enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions, and the test are based on the learner demonstrating what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirement of the qualification.

What will I study?

The qualification comprises of:

  • General core units
  • Occupational specific units
  • Practical assignment
  • Online testing of knowledge
Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in Maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level course.

How will I be assessed?

These will consist of individual unit multi-choice tests and a summative end exam which will be multi-choice. Practical skills will be assessed on a continual bases with a final test piece set by CAA.

What can I do next?

The Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork is the logical choice, but you may wish to choose employment first before progressing onto Level 2.

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Career Options


Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

You may not need formal qualifications to become a bricklayer, but employers usually want people who have some on-site experience. Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English.?

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If you have a head for heights and are able to understand building plans, this job could suit you.

As a roofer, your work could range from re-slating the roof on a house, to restoring the lead sheets on an old building.

In this job you will need good number skills to work out roofing areas, numbers of tiles/slates needed and prices for quotes. You will also need to work flexibly as part of a team.

It is common to start out as a roofing labourer and then get training on the job. Alternatively, you could do a course in roof slating and tiling first, which would teach you some of the skills you would need. You may be able to get into this job through an Apprenticeship.

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As a window fitter you would install new or replacement windows, conservatories and glazed curtain walls in homes and businesses. If you would like a practical job working with buildings, this job could suit you well.

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Construction Operative

If you enjoy practical work and want a job outdoors, then working on a building site could be for you.

To be a construction operative or site labourer, you will need a good level of fitness. You will need a basic knowledge of building methods and materials. You will also need a good head for heights.

There are no set entry requirements to become a construction operative. You may have an advantage if you have some on-site experience. Some employers may ask for GCSEs in subjects like maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.

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If you study construction or engineering you will be based in the construction centre or the brand new £7 million Futures Centre. Our facilities are some of the best in the area. With environmental technology workshops, mechanical workshop, electrical laboratories, a mock bungalow, CAD facilities and a real life plant room, you will be able to practice your skills in a real life working environment.

Enrichment & Employability

Whether you want to become a builder, plumber, site manager or civil engineer, our courses will prepare you for the next steps. Alongside your course you will regularly visit construction sites to gain a better understanding of what it will be like once you become qualified to work.

Many students seek part time or voluntary work with architects, surveyors and building companies to gain some real life experience alongside their studies and enhance their CV.