Brickwork

This course has been designed to help students gain an intermediate level of underpinning knowledge and associated practical skills demanded of a Bricklayer within the construction industry.

Progressing to Level 2 in Brickwork will develop a greater practical skill base and underpin knowledge to position you for a career in the construction industry.

The following units will be covered:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction & associated industries
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Knowledge of  construction technology
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Construct thin joint masonry
  • Construct solid walling incorporating piers and arches
Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures.

Each theory unit has its own multiple choice test and practical assessments are set by the awarding body.

We will look to offer work experience wherever possible. In the past, level 1 students have worked on a large variety of work placements producing brickwork walls, extensions and other work for both external clients and other departments within the College.

On completion students can progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork or on to the part time apprenticeship course if you have gained suitable employment.

Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Explanation of entry requirements

Students need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork or an equivalent course and have gained 2 GCSE’s as per level 1 entry requirements.

  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Painting & Decorating

The course is free to 16 – 18 year olds.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development