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Programme Description

This Level 2 diploma develops brick, block and thin joint masonry skills along with the interpretation of setting out drawings. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bricklaying. You will complete a variety of bricklaying related tasks that are undertaken in industry and safely use various hand and power tools. Principals of building construction, information and communication unit will also provide you with an introduction to construction technology.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft.

It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual.

The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities.

As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential Skills.

Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in Welsh, English and Mathematics and for welsh language development.

Programme Content

Each unit comprises of two parts that cover subject knowledge and practical skills:

  • Health and Safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures
  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

This course also includes Essential or Basic Skills Qualifications delivery.

Progression & Employment

Students will be able to progress onto an apprenticeship programme subject interview and employment of which will provide further development and understanding of the construction industry. 

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests. 

Entry Requirements

Formal interview and ideally students will have completed a L1 diploma in Bricklaying and have good levels of literacy and numeracy.  Consideration will also be given to mature students subject to formal interview. Applicants should have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.

Additional Costs

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.