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Bricklaying (Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma) — Full-time

Course outline

This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as an advanced craftsperson in bricklaying.

It will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training in bricklaying.

This one-year full time qualification will help you to gain a wide range of brickwork knowledge and skills, including some specialist areas so you can work as an advanced craft bricklayer within the construction industry.

You will take five compulsory units in:

  • Organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork
  • Constructing decorative and re-enforced brickwork
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys

The units are designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of how a construction site is run including the rules and regulations. The college will work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of the training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers.

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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Bricklaying


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

While there are no formal entry requirements, a Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying, or equivalent industry experience is recommended.

Teaching & assessment

Once you have completed the above units you will take an online exam. This is designed to assess the candidate’s depth and breadth of understanding at the end of the period of learning, using a range of question types.

You will also complete an externally set practical exam that requires candidates to work effectively in an integrated way using a selection of skills, techniques, concepts, theories, and knowledge from across the content area.


This qualification prepares you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become an advanced craftsperson in bricklaying. This means you will be able to complete specialist, complex tasks and also work in a supervisory capacity in your chosen trade.

It can lead to a construction apprenticeship programme or a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction). On completion of the apprenticeship, you will be competent as an advanced craft bricklayer

Additional information

You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times in the workshop.