Bricklaying C&G Level 1 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Bricklaying C&G Level 1 Diploma Study Mode: Part-time , Full-time   |    Course Level: 1

Would you like to work on a construction site?

Take your first step towards a career as a bricklayer in the construction industry with this very practical qualification.

This course is designed for learners interested in starting a career within the construction industry. You will carry out your practical training in our dedicated construction centre, learning skills such as how to construct walls, basic bricklaying, constructing walls for houses, and how to read drawings and position buildings 

During the first six weeks of the course you will also get the chance to take part in multi-skills activities and get a taste of carpentry & joinery and painting & decorating, as well as health and safety. To be able to continue on the Level 1 course you will need to have good attendance and show a good attitude to learning, as well as complete a health and safety assignment set by tutors.   

Construction Certificates are nationally recognized craft qualifications and are accepted in the construction industry. Craft qualifications are in units, which can be studied in any sequence. These qualifications are required for the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

Also, if you earn less than £25,000 per year and aged 19 or over, you could study this course for FREE! Take advantage of the new funding and #DoMore with your future.

To access this course you are required to:  

  • Have three or more GCSEs at grade G/1 or above *
  • Attend an interview with a member of the college's admissions team 
  • Complete a short online assessment to determine your current skills and knowledge 

You will also be expected to commit to good attendance and punctuality and demonstrate a commitment to learning and achieving the qualification.  

*Adults without the necessary qualifications but with relevant work/life experience will be considered on an individual basis. 


During this course you will study the following modules:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Contribute to setting out and building of masonry structures up to damp proof course
  • Carrying out blocklaying activities
  • Carrying out cavity walling activities
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

By studying this course you will:

  • Learn about bricklaying techniques in practical and theory sessions
  • Find out about health and safety on construction sites and how important it is
  • Develop your communication skills
  • Improve your numeracy and literacy skills to prepare you for a life in construction

Your progress will be continually assessed and you will be provided with detailed feedback in order to help you to develop your skills. Your progress will be evaluated through a combination of practical assessments, job related multiple choice assessments at the end of each unit and external tests that are on-line computer based examinations. To gain the diploma you must be successful in achieving all units and passing the synoptic practical test.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

Bricklaying C&G Level 1 Diploma
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