City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork

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This course provides you with further opportunity to develop your brickwork skills, within the course you will also further your knowledge in literacy and numeracy.

Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:

  • Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.

  • Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.

  • Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.

  • Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.

  • A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.

  • Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.



Course Content and Job Skills

  • Health and Safety
  • Access equipment
  • Using a variety of hand tools, materials and equipment.
  • Building solid walls/piers, cavity walls, chimneys
  • Masonry Structures
  • Working Drawings

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above, or successful completion of the Foundation Award in Bricklaying. A College assessment will be required.


This course is for anyone interested in a career in brickwork and construction.


1 year, Three days a week - 15 hours total


This course provides excellent training for work in the construction industry. Successful completion will allow you to progress to onto the next level.

Additional Information

Students must provide their own Personal Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.

Main enrolment is in September - however opportunities to enrol may be available at other times of the year. For further information contact Admissions on 020 8544 4501. 


For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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