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With construction set to grow so rapidly, a brickwork qualification is a great career move right now. On top of that, brickwork is a satisfying trade with plenty of scope to work on exciting projects here and abroad. Kitted out with great facilities including the same tools used by the building industry, our newly opened £1m Brickwork Centre is the perfect place to train. You'll be learning from the best, receiving expert tuition from experienced, well-connected tutors who even include judges from the Guild of Bricklayers.

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A brickwork qualification from us could see you working on major construction projects, domestic homes or protected heritage buildings. Alternatively, you could progress into roles like site foreman or building inspector.

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Our superb network of industry contacts means we're well placed to help set you up with work experience, an apprenticeship or perhaps even paid work. 

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Bricklayer
£15,000 - £28,000

Bricklayers erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials, and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.

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Joe Lumb, Course Leader, Construction

"I started my construction career as a young lad working with my father. I attended college to study Brickwork and completed an Apprenticeship. I then worked as a self-employed building contractor before training to teach and joining Calderdale College in 2004. I am a member of the Yorkshire branch of The Guild of Bricklayers, and judge in other regions for The Guild of Bricklayers competitions. Calderdale College in recent years has done very well in preparing students for these competitions which is testimony to the quality of our teach! For me personally, seeing students develop their skills ready for the workplace is the most rewarding aspect of my work."

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Level 2 Brickwork student, Cameron Gregory

"I'm here because I used to come here on a school outreach programme for a couple of years and I just really enjoyed it, all the tutors were nice, the place was nice, so I just came back here because I knew it was good. When we first started we were just doing basic models, but now we are doing design models and garden walls and I am going in for competitions. The tutors are really good to work with because they've had the experience on building sites. I am hoping to start my own business and I am pretty sure with the stuff I have learnt here I won't go wrong."

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Brickwork Courses

Course Attendance Start date
Entry level Multi Trade Construction Skills: Brickwork, Carpentry & Joinery Full-time December 2016 (places still available) and September 2017
Bricklaying City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma Full-time and Part-time (evening) Week beginning 4 September 2017
Apprenticeship Framework in Bricklaying - NVQ Level 2/3 Part-time (day) Various
Bricklaying City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma Full-time and Part-time (evening) Week beginning 4 September
Apprenticeship Framework in Bricklaying - NVQ Level 2/3 Part-time (day) Various
Bricklaying City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma Part-time (day) and Part-time (evening) Week beginning 4 September 2017
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