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Bricklaying City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

This course is for people interested in a career as a trades person, working in the construction industry. This course is ideal for developing skills in Brickwork. This is a practical and theory based course which consists of you working through a number of technical and practical units.


16-18 Year Old Study Programme.

This is a practical and theory based course which consists of you working through a number of trade specific Brickwork units as well as studying Maths and English whilst on this course. Maths and English will be delivered at a level appropriate to your prior qualifications and initial assessment. In addition to this we will prepare you for employment, and ensure you take part in meaningful work experience.

If you have a Grade C or above in GCSE Maths and English, you will be in workshops and classes studying at a higher level to enhance your Maths and English skills. If you have a GCSE Grade D then you will study GCSE Maths and English with an expectation to achieve a Grade C or above. If you have a lower grade, or no GCSE, you will study the most appropriate level of Functional Skills qualification.

Programme for Students Aged 19+.

This is a practical and theory based course which consists of you working through a number of trade specific Brickwork units only. Maths and English are not an integral part of your course.

Course Content.

The Brickwork City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma will need you to complete specific units and topics. You will work towards the following units to make up the full qualification:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures
  • Constructing Radial and Battered Brickwork
  • Carrying Out Decorative and Reinforced Brickwork
  • Constructing Fireplaces and Chimneys

Each unit will include an externally set assessment to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the unit.

Students will have to participate in a course suitability test within the first six weeks of the course.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be required to have successfully completed a Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork, or prove competence to the standards required for the Level 3 qualifications, through interview.

Interview Process

Interview with a specialist tutor. Candidates are required to show enthusiasm and commitment to the course.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

Continuous assessment throughout the course based on practical observation, portfolio of evidence, written assessments and online exams.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

All successful students may have the opportunity to progress onto an NVQ Level 3 Brickwork through the work based evidence route. Employment opportunities could include an apprenticeship in your chosen trade area.


Before Enrolment

The Advice & Guidance team provide impartial Student Advisors to give information about College Courses and provide initial guidance to help you decide which course is best for you . Financial advice and assistance if you need help with childcare, equipment, fees, or travel. Careers and Student Advisors to give you the necessary help and guidance you need when you are progressing on to further and higher education or employment.

During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

Home Educated Young People

Young people aged 14-16 who are home educated can now access college courses free of charge to enhance their education. If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available please contact the School Liaison Team on 01422 399332.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day) and Part-time (evening)
  • Start Date: 4 September 2017
  • Hours per week: TBC
  • Days: Monday to Friday
  • Start Time: TBC
  • End Time: TBC
  • Duration: 36 weeks
  • Course Fees: Please contact Student Services for more information In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: Bricklaying City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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