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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2BRK (2021)
  • Who is it for?

    Delivered in a realistic training environment, the course includes: general core units and occupation specific units. You will be able to progress to a Construction Apprenticeship, based upon a satisfactory outcome from your Level 2. You must also pass maths and English Functional skills or GCSE where applicable. Progress to Level 3 Construction and the Built Environment or an Apprenticeship.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 1 qualification in Brickwork. Preferably maths and English qualifications at Level 1.

  • What does the course involve?

    Vocational Units: (All units are mandatory):

    • Carry out safe working practices in construction
    • Information, quantities & communicating with others
    • Building methods & construction technology
    • Interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
    • Thin joint masonry & masonry cladding
    • Build solid walling, isolated & attached piers
    • Build cavity walling forming masonry structures.
  • How is the course assessed?

    You will undertake practical assessments, multiple choice unit end tests and a multiple choice online knowledge test.

  • How much does it cost?

    You will be expected to provide your own overalls, safety shoes and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.


  • Additional Notes

    : All students must attend maths and English and depending on prior achievements and initial assessments will either take GCSE or Functional Skills.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study on the application page. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email:

Alexander Fokianos

Alexander Fokianos

Level 1 Brickwork
Previous Institution: Shrewsbury Academy

Bricklaying is a hands-on, practical course and gives you good experience to move into employment.

Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips

Level 1 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

Painting & Decorating is a good trade to train in and offers great business opportunities afterwards. The tutors are good and I have learnt so much here – I have especially enjoyed learning how to wallpaper.

Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Level 1 Bricklaying
Previous school: Sir John Talbots

I wanted to do a trade and bricklaying was the one I enjoyed the most. It is a fun and practical subject that is very hands-on. We have all the equipment we need. I would like to move on to get an Apprenticeship in construction.

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Career Options

  • Bricklayers and masons

    Up to £31,000


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