Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

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This is a hands-on and theoretical course where you will learn the basic skills to prepare you for a career as a bricklayer in the construction industry. It’s designed for students who have a desire and ambition to become a tradesperson in the construction industry.

The course is designed to help you progress your training within a practical environment that also includes written assignments.

Our expert tutors, who’ll expect you to be self-motivated and keen to achieve, will teach you subjects including:

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

It covers the following skills:

  • Carrying out Blocklaying activities
  • Carrying out Bricklaying activities
  • Carrying out Cavity Walling activities
  • Contribute to Setting Out and Building of Masonry Structures up to Damp Proof Course

There’ll be a mix of hands-on work and written projects, followed by practical synoptic tests and a theory online test for each unit.

With this course you’ll be taking an important step forward in the next stage of your career as a bricklayer in the construction industry and gaining the talents employers are keen to employ.

This course is a Study Programme which consists of:

  • Vocational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Tutorial
  • Maths*
  • English*

*If you have not already achieved a GCSE pass at grade C or above in English and Maths you will study Maths and/ or English as an integral part of your college programme.


This course requires 2 GCSEs at Grade E or above, or a relevant entry level qualification.

English and maths at Entry 3 or above.

This course is free for 16-18yrs; for 19-23yrs, course is free if you have not achieved a full Level 1 qualification.

For all other students fees apply:
Course fee £994; Exam Fee £98

Loans & assistance are available from Student Services.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Full time

Course level:
Level 1

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

Why Coventry

From entry-level qualifications, through to degree-level and specialist professional courses there’s something here for students with little or no formal education right up to career high-flyers. Expect a vibrant environment where you can meet people from different backgrounds and cultures.

Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

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