Bricklaying Diploma Level 2





Awarding Body




About the course

The Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 course builds on the knowledge and skills learned at Level 1. You will develop your understanding and abilities in planning, setting out and the building of both solid and cavity walls and structures. If you are looking for a career as a bricklayer in the construction industry, then this course will provide you with the industry-standard skills that potential employers desire.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements you must have:  

  • You must have completed the level 1 diploma in Bricklaying
  • Achieved level 1 functional skills or GCSE targets
  • Excellent record of attendance and commitment at school/college

Desirable Requirements

  • GCSEs in Maths and English at grade D or above
  • An attendance record at college in excess of 90%
  • A strong commitment to adopt a 'work ready' approach, taking responsibility for your own development and behaviour
  • Completed 30 hours or more of work experience within the construction industry
What will I do on this course?

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction

You will learn all about Health safety and welfare in construction ranging from legislation to fire safety to accident reporting

Unit 202/602 Principles of building construction, information and communication

You will learn the basis of construction including the roles and responsibilities of various other trades and construction professionals. You will also learn about the documentation and methods of communication that are used within the construction industry

Unit 203 Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding

You will learn about and gain practical experience of thin joint masonry and masonry cladding

Unit 204 Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers

You will learn about and gain practical experience of solid brick and block walls and brick piers

Unit 205 Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures

You will learn about and gain practical experience of setting out masonry structures

Unit 206 Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

You will learn about and gain practical experience of constructing cavity walls

You may also be required to study maths and English as part of your course 

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for 16-18 year olds who are progressing from the level 1 diploma in Bricklaying

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are:

  • Attendance
  • Exams
  • Online assessments
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio work
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the level 3 Diploma in bricklaying. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the bricklaying industry.

Additional cost

You will need protective footwear and a high visibility vest for practical sessions.


You will need to attend an information, advice and guidance session for this course.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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