Bricklaying Courses and Training

Bricklaying Courses and Training

Brickwork is all around us, comprising the beautiful paths, walkways, streets, and buildings that decorate our villages, towns and cities. This age-old craft of brickwork and its contemporary counterpart, block paving, involve laying clay or concrete bricks as well as paving stones for paths, driveways and patios, respectively.

Bricklaying is still very relevant in the modern world. Take a bricklaying course to learn the trade or to improve your existing skills. 

Advanced 6 week NVQ level 2 and City & Guilds Bricklaying course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
6 weeks
2,850 GBP
Essex
This 6 Week Bricklaying Courses is a highly hands on and intensive dual qualification course includes training and assessment for...
Advanced Bricklaying Course
Able Skills Ltd
5 days
292 GBP
Dartford
Able Skills has designed this 5 day Advanced Bricklaying course for those of you who have completed our 5 day...
Bricklaying - 10-Day Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
10 days
790 GBP
Essex
The instructor for this course is not only an experienced tutor, but also does bricklaying for a living, making him...
Bricklaying - 5 Day Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
5 days
470 GBP
Essex
In addition to being an experienced trainer, the instructor this course also does bricklaying for a living. From domestic works to...
Bricklaying 5 day Block Paving Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
5 days
499 GBP
Essex
All Goldtrowel instructors are masters of their profession. The instructor for this course is both teaches patio paving and works on...
Bricklaying City & Guilds Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
4 weeks
1,995 GBP
Essex
Experienced instructors will ensure that all of the stages of the bricklaying process are covered , so that every participant...
Bricklaying Decorative Bricklaying Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
10 days
990 GBP
Essex
This 10 day bricklaying course run by Goldtrowel is a highly practical, hands on course, that shows you all the...
Bricklaying House Extension Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
4 weeks
2,499 GBP
Essex
This is a highly practical, hands on, course an dis taught over 4 weeks on site. The primary focus of this...
Bricklaying Weekend Course
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
2 days
295 GBP
Essex
The course is designed to give you sound knowledge of brickwork for use at home or site. Learn through doing...
City & Guilds Bricklaying Course
Able Skills Ltd
6 weeks
1,913 GBP
Dartford
These City & Guilds Bricklaying courses are an excellent option for those of you who are looking to gain recognised...
CSCS Cards for Bricklayers
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
Dartford
Changes to CSCS cards will affect many site workers. If you need guidance on how to renew your CSCS card...
EWPA – Bricklaying NVQ Level 2 for experienced Bricklayers
Goldtrowel Bricklaying Courses
1-2 days
850 GBP
Essex
Are you an experienced bricklayer looking for a fast track to gain a qualification for the skills you've already developed?...
EWPA – Bricklaying NVQ Level 2 for experienced Bricklayers
Goldtrowel EWPA Courses
1-2 days
850 GBP
Essex
Are you an experienced bricklayer looking for a fast track to gain a qualification for the skills you've already developed?...
Experienced Bricklayers who need NVQ
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
413 GBP
Dartford
If you are an experienced, time served Bricklayer but have no qualifications to confirm this, this quick route to NVQ...
Hands-On Bricklaying Course
Able Skills Ltd
4 weeks
1,079 GBP
Dartford
Not everyone who wants to learn bricklaying comprehensively wants a qualification to go with it so if you are looking...
Introduction to Bricklaying
Able Skills Ltd
         
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5 days
292 GBP
Dartford
This short introductory course is ideal for those of you who want to gain some basic bricklaying skills with a...
Level 2 Bricklaying Diploma
Able Skills Ltd
10 weeks
624 GBP
Dartford
This City & Guilds accredited level 2 Diploma is new for 2014. The course is a real mix of practical...
Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma
Able Skills Ltd
12 weeks
3,496 GBP
Dartford
This level 3 bricklaying qualification is a technical vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and...
NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course
Able Skills Ltd
7 weeks
2,329 GBP
Dartford
These 8 week courses will provide candidates with as much knowledge of Bricklaying as is possible. Any candidate completing this...
NVQ Level 3 Bricklaying Course
Able Skills Ltd
10 weeks
2,708 GBP
Dartford
Are you looking to have training and assessment which will eventually confirm your status as a level 3 Bricklayer? If...
Professional Bricklaying Course
Access Training Academies
Variable
Multiple (4)
Professional bricklayers are constantly in demand. Experienced bricklaying professionals facilitate learning from the ground up taking beginners to a professional...
Work Based Assessments for Bricklaying NVQ Level 2
Able Skills Ltd
Flexible
1,250 GBP
Dartford
If you are working as a Bricklayer and have done so for less than 5 years, are you now in...
e-learning / Online / Distance
Bricklaying
Open Study College
199 GBP
Distance
Module 1: Getting Started Introduction Site Analysis Planning Permission Codes of Practice Module 2: Materials  Bricks and Blocks  Mortars Cavity...
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Who needs Bricklaying Courses?

Beyond architects and city planners, specialists in bricklaying are among the first contracted for a construction project. Once a project is planned on paper, it is critical that each structure has a strong foundation before building can proceed. Bricklaying and paving materials are often chosen according to the surrounding environment and may include mortar, bricks, concrete, limestone and stucco. Considerations of the environment and building use help ensure that construction materials are safe and will endure over time. As a building craft, bricklaying and masonry techniques have also been developed and adapted to withstand chemical adjustments and exclude dangerous materials, according to current health and safety regulations.

Bricklaying courses will teach you these essential skills. These courses are not just for those wanting to get started in bricklaying, however. Since bricklaying is a physical trade, most bricklayers have no formal education. They have learned on the job. No matter how skilled these people are, an employer can better understand their skill level if they get certified through one of many bricklaying courses.

NVQs and other outcomes of Bricklaying Courses

Since bricklaying is a skill that is learned by doing, most bricklaying courses will be very hands on. They may be focused on specific bricklaying skills or techniques. For example:

  • Block Paving
  • Archways
  • Gauging & mixing mortars
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures
  • Repairing and Maintaining masonry structures

There are also bricklaying courses for beginners who might want to do some bricklaying around their own home.

The most common reason to take a bricklaying course in the UK is to gain NVQ credits. NVQs (National Vocational Qualifications) are based on national standards. These standards describe what competent people in a particular occupation are expected to be able to do. They include all the main aspects of an occupation, such as current best practice, the ability to adapt to future requirements and the knowledge and understanding are the foundation for competent performance. NVQs can only be gained by people who are already within the trade. These qualifications are great for both employees and employers because employees can get them on the job and employers know that they demonstrate true skill.

Getting an NVQ requires that a professional is assessed on the job for a period of time in order to determine if they have an appropriate skill level. Bricklaying courses that result in NVQs can either be a practical class that includes assessment, or they can connect you with an assessor who will watch the candidate on the job and certify them based on their performance there.  

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