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Course Code: DIB1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Duration: One year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time
  • Time of day: Daytime

What's it all about?

Want to work in the construction sector but not yet employed? This course is for you! You can train as a bricklayer at City College Plymouth with this hands-on construction training in a realistic environment that covers the theory and practice of bricklaying in our fully equipped workshops. You’ll learn how to build structures, handle and store resources, work as part of a team, prepare bricklaying materials and learn about on-site health and safety.

If you have the drive and commitment to learn the essential skills that this course can offer, you will be in a strong position to progress to an Apprenticeship on completion of this course.

Course information

The main subjects covered are:

  • handling and storing resources
  • contributing to work relationships
  • contributing to providing work platforms
  • preparing materials for use (bricklaying)
  • preparing components for use
  • using components and materials.

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.

There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.

You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam.

On successful completion you may progress to:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Plumbers and Heating and Ventilating Engineers


Potential salary


Entry level salary


Average salary


Annual openings in Plymouth

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