Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma

Able Skills Ltd
Course summary
3,495.80 GBP excl. VAT
Next available date: - Dartford
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Course description

This level 3 bricklaying qualification is a technical vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the Bricklaying sector. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a sound platform from which to progress.

What Youll Learn

This level 3 bricklaying qualification is relatively new for City and Guilds and is aimed at those individuals who work or want to work as a Site Bricklayer in the construction sector. At this level,you will learn advanced skillsin site bricklaying. The qualification has been devised to provide learners with a fantastic understanding of all aspects of bricklaying; a very in depth course to have you industry ready and competent across a range of skills. This training course enables you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

The training and qualification covers Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures, producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding, building solid walling, isolated and attached piers and constructing cavity walling forming masonry structures.

You will learn a variety of Bricklaying skills; the full qualification consists of the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out safe working practices in construction, in relation to sourcing relevant safety information and using the relevant safety procedures at work
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to carry out repairs and to maintain masonry structures.
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build arches, brickwork curved on plan and concave and convex brickwork.
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology in relation to:
      • understanding a range of building materials used within the construction industry and their suitability to the construction of modern buildings.
      • organise the building process and communicate the design to work colleagues and others.
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build decorative brickwork features, obtuse and acute angle quoins and reinforced brickwork.
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to enable them to construct fireplaces and chimneys.

This is a very in depth course and the knowledge and skills that you will gain from this time at Able Skills will put you in a fantastic position when it comes to sourcing bricklaying work/employment.

How Youll Learn

You will be trained over a 12 week period (60 days) and the in-centre training will be purely practical.

This course will require a fair bit of home study commitment from you as there are also theory based assessments required in order to complete this course and you will be provided with resources ahead of attending for the practical, to help you undertake revision in order to complete these assessments. This will include a C&G reference book, designed specifically to work with this qualification and also access to information on SmartScreen a C&G online learning resource.

The qualification is broken down in to specific units and the assessments vary according to the unit you are undertaking, however you can expect to have practical assessments, online exams and written exams across the units that you need to achieve.

Courses Open To You After

Once you have achieved this qualification and you are working within the industry, the next step for you would be to work towards achieving NVQ either at level 2 or level 3; this will require you to be assessed in the work place. You will have a portfolio to work from and guidance and support from your NVQ Assessor. This is a separate process and therefore, attracts additional fees.

Additional Info

This is a very in depth qualification to achieve and additional home learning on your part will be required. We will cover all of the practical training and assessments here and as much theory as the time allows. You will have a practical task completion log book in which to record everything that you undertake whilst you are on the course. This will be monitored by the Assessor throughout the course and used as evidence of achievement. It is imperative that all aspects of this qualification are completed in order to generate full certification.


All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £20 per night.

We are open 7 days a week (08.30 16.30) for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

Duration & Cost

This is a full time 12 week course.

Total cost is £4195.00 including VAT. A £500 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 12 instalments of £307.91

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