Building Trades | Bricklaying City & Guilds Certificate Level 1

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Course Code: FE0260-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: Broadwater Campus Entry requirements: See the above entry requirements tab Qualification: City & Guilds Certificate in Bricklaying Level 1 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Why this course?


Bricklayers are currently in high demand and are well paid. This fun and exciting course will give you the skills and knowledge you will need to start your career as a bricklayer and prepare you for employment in the industry.

The course is taught by industry-experienced tradespeople in our Centre of Excellence for Brickwork and our facilities simulate real work environments.

Based in our newly refurbished workshops, our expert teachers will give you the confidence to work as part of a team and on your own

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Start dates

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Qualifications required

To start at Level 1, you should have at least two GCSEs at grade 2 (F) or above, preferably including English and maths.

If you do not have the required entry grades you may be suited to an Inclusion Pathfinders course.


Qualifications required

About this course

Why this course at the MET?

  • Students regularly win top prizes from the Guild of Bricklayers
  • Highly experienced and qualified staff
  • State-of-the-art IT facilities make theory learning interactive and fun

Topics include

  • Half brick walling
  • Return corners
  • Block walling
  • Cavity walls in brickwork
  • One brick walling
  • Health, safety and welfare in the construction industry



The course is taught in our purpose-built Centre of Excellence for Brickwork and our facilities simulate real work environments.

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After this course

After Level 1, you can progress to Level 2, either full-time or as an apprentice. 

Future careers:

  • Bricklayer
  • Master bricklayer
  • Team supervisor
  • Self-employed builder

Work experience

Work experience or work related experience enables you to develop links with employers, and put all of your skills, knowledge and experience into practice. It provides excellent portfolio content where you can demonstrate how you have taken your learning and applied it in a real setting. This will ensure you have a professional portfolio and provides the extra engagement employers and universities want to see.  

Work experience can take a variety of forms such as work with an external company or work related experience working on live projects e.g. commissioned work from an internal or external client.

Your tutors will help and support you to find work experience however, you may wish to use your own contacts to secure your placement.

We encourage all of our students to take part in volunteering – this is great for your CV and demonstrates your willingness to give back something to your community.

Course costs

UK and EU students do not have to pay fees if they are under 19 on 31 August in the year they are studying.

More information about fees for college courses and financial support for 16-19 year olds can be found here.

Course costs

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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to EU residents who are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

You can also apply for as many colleges and courses as you wish - so keep your options open!

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