Bricklaying Diploma Level 1

Bricklaying Diploma Level 1

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Level: Level 1

Where will this course lead?

The Level 1 Diploma is the natural progression from the Multi Craft. You will learn vital Bricklaying skills from experts in the sector and will be taught how to understand working drawings, types of structures, use of different Bricklaying materials as well as how to conduct yourself and others on building sites. This unit is a foundation for the Diploma level 2 course.

What will I study?

The main topics covered within this qualification are:

- Up to date Health & Safety requirements essential for working on a building site, including an exam 201.

- Principles of building - foundations, drawings, materials and hatching all used on building sites

- Types of Bricklaying materials, bonds and wall structures.

- Cavity walls, brick and block application

- Understand working drawings

How will this course be delivered?

Half of this course involves practical Bricklaying assessments in the workshop whilst developing your underpinning knowledge in the classroom with ongoing support from your tutor.

What qualifications will I get?

Diploma level 1 in Bricklaying (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all four practical and theory assessments. There will also be two multi choice on-line tests. All assessments are carried out by qualified assessors to the awarding body requirements.

How do I get a place on the course?

Complete an application form collected from any Solihull College campus. If successful, places are offered after an interview and an assessment of your Maths and English which is carried out at the Construction Centre at the Woodlands campus.

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of multi craft course along with suitable reference and interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothing to wear in the workshop. Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a level 2 Functional skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully pass this course you can apply to progress on to the NVQ or Diploma 2.

Learners who have a proven high standard of attendance and demonstrated a positive attitude can be recommended for any available apprenticeships.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee (p.a)
Course Code
Study Mode

Woodlands Campus




N/A for 16 to 18 Year Olds


Full Time