Bricklaying Level 2

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


This programme has been designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge you need to successfully start your career within the Brickwork industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:

• Forming masonry structures.
• Constructing solid walling incorporating isolated and attached piers.
• Preparing components and erecting cavity walling.
• Setting out for masonry structures.
• Constructing masonry cladding.
• Interpreting construction drawings and information to produce masonry structures.

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course.  Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedding in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.  During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.  

Skills you can gain include;

• C V writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects

You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

How will it be delivered?

Your bricklaying knowledge and skills will be assessed in a range of ways by your course tutor. These will include observations of your practical work, End of unit practical tests, Production of a portfolio of your knowledge and practical work, On-line multiple choice end of unit knowledge tests and a practical workbook.

Cskills Awards (CITB) Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. This course specialises in developing bricklaying skills and you will study topics such as: Health & Safety, Setting Out Buildings, Construction of Solid Wall, Cavity Wall and attached Piers. As part of your Study Programme you will also study GCSE English and mathematics, you will also be required to undertake extensive periods of work experience related to your chosen vocational area.

Entry requirements

To access this course you will need to have completed the Level 1 Bricklaying and attend an interview with the Level 2 course tutor with information regarding the course. In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Your next steps...

On successful completion of this course you may be able to join a Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. You could undertake an apprenticeship within the building trade.