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Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date

This course will commence in September 2024 (exact date confirmed at enrolment) for a 36 week duration. It holds 3 days a week between Monday and Friday.

Entry requirements

This course is for 16-18 years olds.

Successful completion at Diploma Level 1 in Bricklaying.
GCSE grade 3 in either English or Maths and GCSE grade 2 in either English or Maths.

You will achieve

Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Course overview

Bricklaying allows you to work on a range of projects, from creating a single conservatory to building brand new homes or large commercial developments. A bricklayer’s job is to create and maintain structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and tiles. They generally work on residential, commercial, or industrial projects.

You could also work on restoration projects, refurbishing brickwork and masonry. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. If you enjoy doing practical work and you are interested in construction, bricklaying could be the perfect career for you.

Barnsley College’s Construction Centre, also known as The CUBE, houses innovative and inspiring work areas with industry-led equipment, providing a high quality learning experience for students.


Course content

Introduction to health and safety in construction.
Principles of building construction, information and communication.
Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures and complete a damp proof course.
Carrying out block laying, bricklaying cavity and walling activities.
Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers.
Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures.
Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.
Constructing radial and battered brickwork.
Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork.
Constructing fireplaces and chimneys.
Employability skills are general skills that you will need in most jobs. On this course you will learn a range of employability skills such as teamwork, communication, CV writing and self-management, all of which are required by employers.

Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this Diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

There are 5 points of PPE required in the workshop at all times. Each student is expected to provide their own safety boots and the department will provide the other 4 pieces:
Hi-viz vest
Hard hat
Eye safety

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Apprenticeship in Bricklaying (successful employer support required to take this option).
GCSE grade 4 in English and Maths required to progress to a Level 3 T Level in Bricklaying.

How much does the course cost?

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

Bricklaying Level 2 Diploma Full-time

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