About the course
This Level 2 bricklaying qualification has been developed by City & Guilds which is recognised as one of the top awarding bodies throughout the country. It is a comprehensive programme of theory and practical work leading to employment within the construction industry.
Successful completion of the Brickwork Level 1 course.
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
What you'll learn (core modules)
The Bricklaying Diplomas provide an excellent start for anyone wishing to seek employment and gain skills in bricklaying. Bricklaying is a valuable and highly skilled craft and one of the cornerstones of the construction industry. All lecturers and instructors are highly experienced in the construction industry and in delivering bricklaying courses to students of all levels.
West Suffolk College has an excellent track record in delivering quality training and skills required by the industry in well-equipped workshops and classrooms.
Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
Benefits, skills and character strengths
This course will enable you to learn the skills of bricklaying which have been passed down through the centuries. During the course you will learn character strengths such as confidence, self-belief and ownership.
How will I be assessed?
Assessments will be carried out in the classroom in the form of multiple choice test papers and in the practical workshops where brickwork models will be assessed for accuracy.
There are also two on-line City & Guilds exams to be taken for units 201 (health & safety) and 202 (principals of construction).
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
All bricklaying activities will be held in our large and well equipped workshops. Brickwork theory sessions will be in room MCO.15 which is designed to aid the learning experience.
Where will the course take me?
After successful completion of the Level 2 course students can progress onto the Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma where craft theory and practical skills finishes. Higher education on technical courses is also available to the student after completion of the Level 3 course.
Will I need any materials or equipment?
All students will need to provide their own stationery and protective footwear (steel toe-capped boots)
How much will it cost?
This full-time course is free up to the age of 18
I'm interested. What should I do now?
Visit the college website for the open event dates then come along to meet the bricklaying staff and look at our fantastic facilities at the Milburn Campus.
Days & times
Starting September 2021