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Course Code: DIB2

Level: 2
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: CSkills
Qualification: Diploma
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year

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About the course

Are you a bricklayer who wants to take your practical craftsmanship and technical building skills to the next level? This Level 2 CSkills Bricklaying course at City College Plymouth will bring you up-to-date with current practices and new techniques. Our course will teach you sound principles and best practice for site brickwork and bricklaying. It will develop your craft skills to work at recognised industrial standards within the bricklaying trade. You will learn new masonry, block work and brickwork skills as well as developing those skills learnt at level 1.

What you'll learn

The main subjects covered are:

  • health and safety
  • industry organisation
  • working at heights
  • setting out buildings
  • brick and block walling.

Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:

  • the qualification you are studying
  • English and maths
  • work experience
  • other activities to develop your personal skills e.g. preparing you for employment, training or higher/further education.
Entry requirements

In our experience in order to be successful on this level of course you will need one of the following:

  • four GCSEs at grades 3-1 (D-F) (including English and maths)
  • a BTEC foundation diploma in a related subject
  • an NVQ level 1/technical certificate in a related subject
  • equivalent qualifications or relevant work experience.

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. You will also have unit end tests and three practical tests.

What's next?

On successful completion you may progress to a level 3 bricklaying course at the College, or
an Apprenticeship in the sector, or gain employment as, for example, an improver bricklayer.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.


Course Code: DIB2

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: £999

B Reduced Course Fee (for eligible students): £0

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 A  or   B(Note: If you do not have a level 2 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ A  or   B

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.