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Key information

Qualification type


Course code


Career Pathway



Level 2


1 year


Blackbird Leys,
Cuddesdon Way,
Oxford, OX4 6HN

Start date

Sep 2021

New and returning learners:

Please note that due to special measures we have put in place to make our sites COVID safe, we are asking all learners to enrol with us online. If you are unable to do so we can support you over the phone, simply call 0800 612 6008. Please do not enter our college sites without a prior appointment as we are managing the number of people on site at any time to comply with social distancing measures.

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Improve your skills and career prospects in the construction industry with this Brickwork Level 2 study programme.

The Bricklaying Level 2 study programme builds on the skills and knowledge you will have learned at Level 1, advancing onto bigger practical projects and more advanced theory. The course ranges from health and safety to mixing and bedding, walling details and ground work. 

This programme combines core employability skills with a broad understanding of bricklaying. You will be introduced to core bricklaying skills such as measuring, estimating, drawing out plans, and laying bricks and blocks to build brickwork structures.

On this programme you will also learn the attributes, values, skills and attitudes for working in the construction industry, with a specialist focus on bricklaying. The programme is designed to increase your employability and prepare you for progression into a bricklaying apprenticeship.

The course blends practical workshop skills and activities with underpinning knowledge that is delivered in the classroom.

What I'll learn

Building on the skills and knowledge you learned at Level 1, advance onto bigger practical projects and more advanced theory. This includes setting out and arch projects. You will gain brickwork skills and understand a detailed overview of the construction industry. Functional skills also form part of the course.


How I'll learn

On the Bricklaying Level 2 programme you will learn through practical sessions in the workshops and theory lessons in the classroom.


How I'll be assessed

Assessment is ongoing throughout the year. You will attend practical sessions in the workshops and theory lessons in the classroom.


Entry Requirements

Applicants for this Level 2 programme will normally have a Brickwork Level 1 qualification.

You also need to be ready to study for an additional qualification in English and/or maths. All students have their literacy and numeracy needs supported within the programme.

You will be invited to attend an interview and complete an internal assessment when you apply. You will also be given a tour of the workshop. After the interview you will be informed of the outcome.

Safety boots or shoes must be worn in the workshop, along with suitable clothes. These items are not provided by the college. However, we do provide tools.

This course prepares you for employment and provides further craft training in the construction industry. Get ready for employment as a work-based learner apprentice in brickwork or complete further study at Level 3.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:

  • Register for our online service and verify your account
  • Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs). 

Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.