Introduction to Brickwork
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About this course

If you have a desire to take on some DIY that isn't just about putting up picture frames and hanging wallpaper, why not learn how to bring your own grand design to life and take up bricklaying! If you have already tried, you'll know how satisfying it can be to build your own walls, and with this course, you will learn the fundamental skills you need to start building barbecues, patios, garden walls and much more!

You don't need any previous experience, just a genuine interest and a willingness to learn! If it was good enough to be Winston Churchill's favourite past-time it must be worth having a go!

What will I learn?

The course aims to provide you with the basic practical skills to be able to successfully and safely work with bricks.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • demonstrate an understanding of all aspect of health and safety relevant to working with bricks and the construction site
  • successfully lay bricks to complete a series of set projects in the class workshop
  • construct brick structures such as small walls and barbeques to a high standard
  • demonstrate an understanding of measuring and quantity control.

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Health and Safety
  • Safe Use of Tools and Equipment
  • How to Mix Mortar and Concrete
  • How to Bond Bricks
  • How to Estimate Quantities
  • How to Cut and Lay Brickwork
  • Garden Walls and Barbeques
  • Cavity Walls and Patios.
Entry requirements
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor. There are no final qualifications associated with this course.

Additional costs and information

You will need to wear overalls and hard-capped boots for this course and bring with you a notebook and pen.

What could I do next?
You could enrol on a number of other courses at Wiltshire College, however if you have a burning desire to further develop your bricklaying skills professionally, why not take a look at our Level 2 and Level 3 Bricklaying Construction Diplomas.
Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.