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Bricklaying Level 3 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date

This one year study programme starts in September.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

You will achieve

  • City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
  • GCSE/Functional Skills in Maths and English

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 things and you are interested in construction, bricklaying could be the perfect career for you.

Barnsley Colleges’ 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

To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, learners must achieve 57 credits from the mandatory units.

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work.
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures.
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork.
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork.
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys.
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction.

Other modules include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication.
  • Carrying out blocklaying, bricklaying cavity and walling activities.
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers.
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures.

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.


Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course, financial assistance may be available.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Successful completion of this Level 3 study programme could lead onto a higher education programme at such as the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment . Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.

See what careers are available in the Construction sector. Use our online careers tool, Career Coach, to find out what your next steps could be.

How much does the course cost?

If you are aged 16-18, you do not need to pay fees for this course.

16 – 18 year olds

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

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

This course may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan. Contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk. about eligibility and how to apply. You can also visit the Advanced Learner Loan page.



For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Bricklaying Level 3 Full-time

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