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Start date: 01/09/2019 - SGS Stroud
End date: 30/06/2020
Duration: 1 year

Day(s): Various
Course length: 1 year
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 117881
Cost: N/A

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Course Detail

Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma

Full time course


This programme has been designed to further develop skills and knowledge, enabling learners to work to an advanced level in the construction and building industry and become a highly skilled crafts person. You will study safe working practices, information, quantities and communicating, building methods and construction technology, organising and planning brickwork, setting out, solid walling, isolated and attached piers, decorative brickwork and arches, buttresses and tumbled-in buttresses and fire places and chimneys.

What will I study?

  • Safe working practices
  • Information, quantities and communicating
  • Building methods & construction technology
  • Organising & planning brickwork
  • Setting out
  • Solid walling
  • Isolated & attached piers
  • Decorative brickwork & arches
  • Buttresses and tumbled In buttresses
  • Fire places & chimneys

Maths and English

Learners who have not achieved grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.

Work experience

All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment– this may be with employers, a community project or a project within the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and will assist with progression choices.


In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience learners, will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques and CV preparation, to prepare them for the world of work.

What do I need to join?

Candidates will ideally have completed the Level 2 Diploma or can demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment.

How long is the course?

1 year, with attendance required of 2.5 days a week, which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry.

How will I learn?

Practical experience will be gained in the workshop, through practical activities.Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite, where study will be interactive and informative.

How will I know how I am doing?

Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one to one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.

Are there any extra costs?

Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances– contact Learner Services for further information.

What can I do next?

NVQ level 3 / Employment.

What are my career options?

There are many different specialist roles within the industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the construction industry.


Filton and Stroud Campuses.

Dates & Costs

Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma

Start date: 01/09/2019
End date: 30/06/2020
Duration: 1 year
Course length: 1 year
Time(s): 9am - 4.40pm
Qualifications: Diploma
Code: 117881

Tuition Fees

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course. If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, you will not need to pay tuition, exam or material fees using the Level 2 or 3 Entitlement. If you are aged 19 or over, studying a Level 3-6 and a Level 3 Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the fees. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date fees – these may be subject to change.

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01/09/2019 30/06/2020 tbc SGS Filton
01/09/2019 30/06/2020 9am - 4.40pm SGS Stroud