Bricklaying, Level One Diploma

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Diploma in Construction Skills (QCF)
Code 1050
Qualification Type National Diploma (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a College-based qualification designed to offer you a route into the construction industry and employment. It is a hands-on, practical course which is studied by people who want to be employed as bricklayers. The course consists of seven units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. Given the practical nature of the course and the measuring and setting out involved, a range of mathematical and problem solving skills will be developed. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.


How to carry out safe working practices in construction Information, quantities and communicating with others Building methods and construction technology Basic bricklaying skills Basic cavity walling Contributing to setting out and basic masonry structures up to damp course level

How will it be delivered?

Each unit has an end test A practical assignment Online test based on the seven units

Entry requirements

A minimum of two GCSEs grade D/3 or above.

A satisfactory interview

Satisfactory record of achievement/references

Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment

Your next steps...

Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or as a stepping stone into the construction industry in a related role such as site labourer, semi-skilled employee or another "wet" trade. Brickwork is one of the "wet" trades and certain skills learned on this course could be transferable onto plastering or tiling. You could progress onto courses such as:  Level Two Diploma in Bricklaying, Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction - Brick Level Two Diploma in in Civil Engineering (Construction Operations)