Bricklaying can prove to be an invaluable skill to gain, whether you're looking to start a new career or simply to carry out your own work at home. Professional bricklayers are always in demand, as are multi-skilled tradespeople, which is why the courses we offer in this area are some of the most popular amongst our prospective candidates.

Whatever your skill level or end goal, we can match you to the course that's right for you, whether you're looking to undertake paid work or simply gain an understanding of how you can improve your home and garden without hiring a labourer.

If you're unsure about which of our courses is right for you, here are some guidelines to help you make your decision:

If you're looking to carry out work at home:

For complete beginners who want to learn bricklaying skills from scratch, our DIY Bricklaying Course provides the best possible introduction to the skill. Whilst equipping you with the correct skills and knowledge to undertake and oversee projects at home, it also provides a good foundation from which to branch out into other DIY and home improvement areas, such as plastering and tiling.

If you want to target specific areas and learn essential skills: 

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced bricklayer who needs to update their skills, our Essential Bricklaying course can help you to identify and target your areas of interest. From mastering different bonds to inserting windows and lintels, this course will provide you with the practical knowledge to deal with a number of common brickwork jobs. Although this course is open to experienced bricklayers who are in need of retraining, those with little to no experience find that this course is more accessible than our more advanced options.

If you're looking to become a professional:

If you're looking to start a brand new career and require a thorough understanding of bricklaying, then our Professional Bricklaying course is the option for you. With state of the art facilities and some of the best success rates in the country, our academies are the perfect place to gain both practical experience and a through knowledge of bricklaying, in order to undertake paid work or progress to further qualifications. 

To browse our full range of bricklaying courses click here, or get in touch with us today if you are in need of further guidance. 

Get your NVQ Level 2 Diploma in a matter of weeks!

NVQ Level 2 Courses from Access Training
Tradespeople who carry out work on-site in the UK are required to hold an NVQ Level 2 Diploma for their chosen trade. However, the NVQ qualification is notoriously difficult to achieve; in order to pass, candidates must complete a portfolio of their work, complete with photographs, storyboards, and witness testimonials.
 
Completing a standard NVQ Level 2 course can take many months, making it quite a troublesome hurdle to overcome. Many budding tradesmen and women, particularly those with families and/or full-time jobs, simply don't have time to put in the necessary work. However, there is a way around this problem: fast track NVQ courses from Access Training Academies!
 
Our industry experience allows us to guide learners through the entire NVQ Level 2 process in a matter of weeks, not months. After a brief interview (which allows us to assess your current skill level and plan your NVQ course accordingly), we will help you to gather the requisite evidence, complete your portfolio, and gain that all-important diploma within the shortest possible timeframe.
 
Contact us now to learn more about our fast track NVQ Level 2 courses, or select one of the following options to learn more:
If you're not quite ready for the NVQ assessment just yet, don't worry - we offer a wide range of trade courses for learners of all levels. We even provide live online training, so you can begin mastering your trade from the comfort of your own home!
Resettlement Courses

Have you considered an army resettlement course?  

 
If you've recently left or are thinking of leaving the Armed Forces, the prospect of choosing a new career path can be quite a daunting task. This is why Access Training strives to provide as much support and guidance for ex-military personnel as possible, helping them to retrain and revive their career prospects with our army resettlement courses.
 
Whether you have previous skills to build upon or are looking to start completely from scratch, we provide a huge variety of army resettlement courses which allow you to progress into a brand new career! In the past we have trained numerous ex-MoD personnel, allowing them to build on the valuable skills gained throughout their military career, while also providing them with the tools needed to master their new, chosen trade.
 
We have plenty of resettlement courses that will suit you, and they are particularly useful because of their flexibility. With Access Training you can learn at your own pace which allows you to maintain your responsibilities to family and other work. By completing the course (in whichever timeframe suits you best) you will be able to start a career with stability and opportunity. 
 
The Access Training company directors are also ex-military, as are several members of staff, which really does put this issue at the heart of our work. This provides us with the knowledge and understanding regarding your circumstances, making it easier for us to guide your transition. 
 
Whether you see yourself as a plumber, an electrician or a gas engineer, we provide first-class training in all of these areas, as well as many others! With such a variety of army resettlement courses to choose from, your eyes will be opened to the numerous options available to you, putting you on the right track to pursuing a profitable and stable career. 
 
For more information about our army resettlement courses, contact the Access Training team today. We are more than happy to help you find a course that best suits you and your circumstances so please don't hesitate to get in touch today. 

New research has revealed that a whopping 58% of people in the UK have included getting a new job in their new year’s resolutions this year. The study which was conducted by first class breath surveyed 2000 people, revealed that one in two people will be starting a serious job search within the first month of being back at work, with one in 5 people prepared to skip a day of work to attend interviews.

Leaving a job or changing your career can be an extremely stressful. If you have spent years in a company and have become an integrated part of the companies culture it can be scary stepping out into the unknown. For one your daily routine changes, you may find yourself having to get up earlier, commuting further or not getting your coffee break at 11:00. Change is not something that people take to easily.

Sometimes peoples working environment means that they have no choice but to change jobs. You might be stuck in a dead end job, you may be looking to progress in your chosen field buy your current job is restrictive; you may have just started a family and need a job which you can fit around your new commitments. Whatever the situation a change of career is something that some people feel that they need to do – in that respect there is no better time than the New Year!  

Even though change is scary – there are many benefits to changing your career, and more specifically learning a trade in the New Year:

If you are tired of been stuck in an office all day wistfully looking out the window on a summers day and wishing you were outside instead of being sat at your desk, training to become an electrician, plumber or a gas engineer could be the perfect change for you.  When summer finally arrives you can enjoy the day whilst travelling from job to job – at least you won’t be confined to your desk all day!

If you have a young family and wish to spend more time with them through the vital years, or maybe you feel that you don’t have a good work/life balance. As a plumber, electrician or gas engineer you will be working flexible hours so you will have more time to focus on everything that is important to you.

Ever dreamed about being your own boss? There are so many benefits to being your own boss, you can choose the days and hours that you work – and more! Being your own boss can be one of the best things that you ever do. Learning a trade with access training opens the doors for you to become your own boss and reap the benefits!

Money is one of the main reasons why people change their career in the New Year. By taking the plunge and learning a trade you could start earning more money as soon as you become qualified. Did you know that an experienced plumber can be earning up to £2,000 a week? That luxury holiday you have been dreaming of could be round the corner!

Here at Access Training we understand that changing your career is a scary, life altering decision. We have helped thousands of people in your situation learn a new trade and change careers quickly. We understand that everybody’s situation is unique so we are able to work around any existing commitments. So if you are concerned that your current work commitments will prevent you from learning with us, rest assured we can accommodate you.  

Access Training are offering up to 50% off all their courses up until Friday 8th January. Click here to enquire about courses today! 


Much of Britain went back to work yesterday, and a lot of people were unhappy about it. Of course, it's always sad to say goodbye to the indulgences of the festive period, but if the thought of returning to work had you feeling miserable before you'd even finished your New Year Prosecco then it may be time to swap your current job for something new. After all, sitting at a desk isn't the only way to earn a living!

If you'd like to retrain and start a new career in the trade industry, we at Access Training can help. We offer a huge variety of training courses for people of all skill levels - here are a few examples:
There's never been a better time to enrol on an Access Training course. We are currently having a New Year Sale, with up to 50% off ALL courses; whether you want to become an electrician, join the Gas Safe Register, or pick up some plumbing qualifications, this is your opportunity to save a packet as you work towards your goal.

But time is running out! Our New Year Sale will only last until the end of this week, and more course dates are filling up every day. To guarantee the best price on your preferred training course, please call 0800 345 7492 now or click here to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

UPDATE: Due to the unprecedented popularity of this offer, we are extending our New Year Sale by one more day! The sale will now end on Saturday the 9th of January - contact us now now to book your course!
New Year Sale
Happy New Year from Access Training! If your New Year's resolution is to quit your job and start a new career, you're in luck - we're having a big New Year sale, with up to 50% off all Access Training courses!

Click here to browse available courses >

We always receive a lot of bookings at this time of year, so please get in touch ASAP to guarantee a spot on your chosen course. Options include:
Call 0800 345 7492 to book your course and take advantage of this offer!