Bricklaying Level 1 Full Time 16-18

Level 1 – NVQ or Equivalent

Subject Area Construction and Built Environment

Attendance Full-Time


The Level 1 Diploma is designed to prepare young people for entry into the construction industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: September 2021. For further information, please call 0191 200 4000 or email
Duration: 35 Days
Venue: Rutherford Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

This is a full time course developed for school leavers who want to build a career within the crafts of the construction/bricklaying industry.

Qualification Gained

City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


Course Content

General core units

  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Occupation specific units

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

Synoptic Practical Assignment

Multiple Choice Unit End Tests

You will also be required to complete Functional Skills Level one in maths and English, or GCSE unless you have already achieved a GCSE grade 4 or above.

Learning Methods

You will learn through: - Lectures - Group Work - Demonstrations - Discussions - Hands-on Practical Training and Assessment.

Assessment Methods

Assessment is based on the learner showing their ability as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification. Knowledge course work and testing with specialist practical synoptic assignments

Progression Opportunities

On completion of the Level 1 course you will be given opportunity to progress to the Intermediate Diploma Level 2, which is a full time course. Alternatively if you gain employment you may wish to return through the apprenticeship route

Career Opportunities

This Diploma Level 1 qualification will prepare you to either progress to the Intermediate Diploma Level 2 full time course or into a working apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE grade 2 in both English and maths.
  • If English is not your first language, an English language test score of 5.0 or above is required.
  • All learners start on level 1 due to the complexity and requirement of hand skills. Prior learning and experience will be considered.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, you can contact Student Services by using the LiveChat function on this page, by emailing or by telephoning 0191 200 4000. We are currently open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm.


Course Costs

16 to 18s

Learners are eligible for free tuition if they are aged 16-18 when beginning their studies.

If the course being applied for is a two-year qualification, you will continue to be eligible for free tuition for the remainder of the course.

If the course being applied for is two separate one-year qualifications and you begin studying year one of the course aged 18, you will be required to pay fees for the second year.

If you are aged 18 when beginning the course, it is advised that you talk to our Student Services Team on 0191 200 4000 or by email who will be able to explain the options available.

Please note, if you are applying from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland you may be subject to different funding rules than students who live in England. Depending on your age and type of course you choose you may be liable for fees, even if you are under 19. Please contact Student Services on 0191 200 4000 to discuss your eligibility.