Bricklaying Level 1 (FBRI)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC89
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


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.


Level 1 Certificate

To achieve the Level 1 Certificate in Bricklaying, learners must achieve a minimum of 15 credits; 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units. You will also complete a level 1 Employability Certificate

Level 1 Diploma.

To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, you must achieve 41 credits from the mandatory units.

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course
  • Carrying out blocklaying activities
  • Carrying out bricklaying activities
  • Carrying out cavity walling activities
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

You will complete 60 hours of work placement which will give you valuable work place experience. A full tutorial programme is offered to improve your employability skills and support you through your course.

How will it be delivered?

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.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English or a successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above.

Your next steps...

Successful completion of Level 1 could lead to progression to the Level 2 study programme.