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Course Overview

Professional bricklayers are always in demand, which means that bricklaying is a superb choice for anyone who is thinking of training for a new career.

If you’re ready to quit your job and become your own boss, our professional bricklaying course is the perfect place to begin; our experienced tutors will help you to learn your new trade from the ground up, equipping you with all the skills and knowledge you’ll need to get started.

This bricklayer course covers a wide range of areas, including...
  • Planning and erecting solid walling
  • Erecting piers
  • Setting out masonry structure
  • Constructing thin joint masonry
  • Planning and erecting cavity walling
With flexible training programmes, state-of-the-art facilities, and one of the highest success rates in the UK, Access Training Academies are the best possible choice for your professional trade training. Read on to find out more about our bricklayer course, or click here click here to get in touch with our team.

Who should enrol on this course?

Anybody who wants to learn the ropes of bricklaying and take a huge step towards becoming a professional bricklayer. We accept candidates of all races, genders, nationalities, and skill levels; all we ask is that you are aged 18+ and willing to work hard to achieve your goals!

Our professional bricklayer programme is specifically designed for beginners and novices, although we also accept applications from more experienced candidates who need a refresher.


Upon passing our professional bricklaying course, you will receive the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying. This is an accredited, industry-recognised certification that will confirm your status as a qualified bricklayer; it will also serve as the perfect launchpad for further qualifications such as the NVQ Level 2 Certification.

What will I learn?

The units covered on our bricklayer course are as follows:
  • Understanding the construction of foundations and interpreting drawings
  • Understanding the construction of internal and external walls
  • How to construct thin joint masonry for use with concrete and steel-framed buildings
  • How to plan and erect solid walling to a required specification
  • How to erect isolated and attached piers to a required specification
  • How to set out masonry structures
  • How to set out regulat-shaped masonry structures on level ground
  • Planning and erecting cavity walling and forming openings
Our small class sizes ensure that every candidate receives plenty of one-on-one time with the Access Training Academies staff, so if you have any questions or find yourself struggling with any of the topics listed above, you will be able to cover everything in detail with your tutor.

Progress Routes

Candidates who successfully complete this bricklayer course may wish to proceed onto a more advanced course and work towards achieving an NVQ Level 2 Certification in Brickwork. This will further your understanding of the trade and get you one step closer to achieving your goal of becoming a successful bricklayer.

Our professional bricklaying course can also be complemented with a variety of other trade training courses from Access Training Academies. Choose from plastering, tiling, decorating, and many other options.

Access Training Academies: What Do We Offer?

  • High-quality training centres across the UK
  • Specialist tutors with a wealth of professional experience
  • Enhanced online assessments and flexible course structures
To enrol on our bricklayer course – or to simply find out more about what we have to offer – please contact Access Training now.
Not the right course?

I Have Previous Bricklaying Experience!

Much like any other industry, bricklaying as a profession is always changing. Our bricklaying training is often used by professional bricklayers to brush up on their skills, expand their knowledge and learn any new techniques that have arisen recently. Though we do offer bricklaying courses for those with no experience, we can also cater for those with plenty of experience, helping you remain a cut above the competition within your profession.

Successful Students

“The tutors are highly skilled and they really know their subject, they have been very helpful and always approachable even after the course.”
Gary Binks
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