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 works 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.
Studying at Barnsley Colleges’ Construction Centre, also known as The CUBE, housing innovative and inspiring work areas with industry-led equipment, providing a high quality learning experience for students.
To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying , learners must achieve 49 credits from the mandatory units
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Principles of building construction, information and communication
- Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
- Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
- Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures
Successful completion of this Level 2 study programme could lead to progressing to the Level 3 Brickwork study programme. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining a Brickwork Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.