Course Overview

Bricklaying is an incredibly useful skill to have, and one that’s always in demand. If you would like to master basic bricklaying skills, Access Training’s Essential Bricklaying course will suit your requirements perfectly.

This course can be tailored to ensure that you learn the skills that interest you most. No prior experience is required to enrol – you will be mentored by professional bricklayers with many years of experience in the trade, and under their supervision,, you will become competent enough to handle a variety of common brickwork jobs.

Areas Covered

Calculating the number of bricks required
Calculating required mortar quantities
How to use bricklaying tools and equipment
Using ties in cavity walling, pillars and piers
Stretcher bond brickwork
English bond brickwork
Flemish bond brickwork
English garden wall bond brickwork
Cutting bricks (bat, half bat, quarter bat)
Pointing face brickwork
Inserting a lintel or window

Who can enrol on the basic bricklaying course?

We recommend the basic bricklaying programme to anyone who wishes to learn the essentials of bricklaying, particularly those with little or no prior experience of the trade. The course was developed with beginners and novices in mind, and our candidates tend to find this programme far more accessible than advanced courses that presume some prior knowledge on the part of students.

Of course, we are still happy to hear from candidates who already have some bricklaying experience – we frequently help such individuals to refresh their skills and bring their knowledge up to date – and those who need vital qualifications to prove their existing skills.

Contact Access Training now to find out more about our trade training packages!