Lambeth College - Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying (City and Guilds)


Is this the course for you?

If you want a career as a bricklayer or builder, or to work in the construction industry in general, then the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying is a great place for you to start.

This course will teach you a combination of practical skills and theory; developing your construction knowledge while giving you hands-on building experience. The practical sessions are held in our fully-equipped workshop and you will learn how to build with both bricks and blocks, starting with basic brick corners and working up to cavity walling. You will also develop your knowledge of the construction industry with classroom-based sessions.

You will learn everything from the principles of construction, communication, and health and safety, through to block laying and bricklaying, cavity walling, building masonry structures, and damp proofing.

The Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying is designed to give you the basic knowledge and core skills you need to work safely and confidently in the construction industry, and is ideally suited to those of you who want to progress on to further training or an apprenticeship.

What modules will you do?

You will develop knowledge, skills, and techniques in areas such as:

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

What do you need to apply?

Entry Level 3 English qualification

Additional Information: You will have an initial assessment in English and maths

How will you be assessed?

You will be assessed by a combination of practical assessments, course work, and online exams.

Where can this course take you?

This course could lead to employment in a junior or entry level role in the construction industry; an apprenticeship; or provide the opportunity for further study and training.

After successfully passing the Level 1 Diploma in Bricklaying, you may wish to consider the following Level 2 course:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying (City and Guilds)

Construction careers

Bricklayers and masons

Est. annual wage £32,000

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