Level 3 Diploma Brickwork

Start date(s):
31 Aug 2020
1 year
Level 3
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Full Time
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Awarded by:
CITB Cskills (Construction Industry Training Board)
Framwellgate Moor Campus
Course costs:
16-18 - Free (UK & EEA)
19+ - £5421, your course may be free
(previous year's fees)


This advanced course will provide you with an in-depth understanding of brickwork and will help you gain the knowledge and skills to pursue a career in this sector.

You will have practical training in our fully equipped workshops, and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills to a real working environment with a work placement.
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Our brick workshop has all the tools and equipment to give you practical experience of working in the industry.

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  • Able to carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Develop sound communication skills
  • Good understanding of building methods and constructing technology
  • Able to do structural and decorative brickwork
  • Know how to repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Develop an eye for constructing detailed brickwork.


  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Studies
  • Analysing Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with Others
  • Analysing the Construction Industry and Built Environment
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures
  • Construct Complex Masonry Structures
  • Construct Decorative Features.


Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed through:
  • Oral questioning
  • Assignments
  • Written tests
  • Observation of your practical performance.

Maths and English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

If you have not achieved a new grade 9-4 or do not hold an A* to C in GCSE maths or English, do not worry, your study programme at college will include teaching that will support you to progress your skills in these subjects. If you achieved a grade 3 or hold a D in either maths or English, you will have the opportunity to re-sit your GCSE qualification with us. If your grade was lower than a 3, or your qualification is below a D, you will study Functional Skills. These qualifications will help you enhance your maths and English skills and can be taken at levels between Entry Level 1 up to and including Level 2. Even if you have already achieved a grade 4 or above, or hold a A* to C, we will continue to develop your skills and help you progress further.
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Maths & English

Maths and English skills are essential for the workplace and university.

Industry links:

A number of Project Managers from high profile North East construction companies visit our Brickwork students to discuss employment opportunities and the construction industry.
We have many strong links with many companies, including:
  • Tolent Living
  • Persimmons Homes
  • Sir Robert McAlpine
  • Robertsons Construction
  • Ladycraft Ltd
  • Durham City Builders
  • Scott Builders
  • Beamish Museum.

The study programme is designed to allow students to demonstrate and showcase the skills learned within sessions. You will be encouraged to enter internal and external brickwork competitions.


Our brick workshop reflects the best of industry standards and will give you experience of the real working practices and conditions you will face in the construction sector.
You will be offered the opportunity to undertake a study placement with a local industry related company. Opportunities to take part in community based projects may also arise. We work in partnership with local employers to provide you with hands-on experience. Some of the employers we work with are our former students who have established their own businesses.

You could progress to an apprenticeship or gain employment on a construction site.

What else?

You can showcase your skills through high profile events such as Skillbuild and intercollege competitions.


Please note these prices are for the current academic year and may be subject to change for our courses starting in future years.

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Fees and funding

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Additional Costs

You will need safety footwear for practical sessions in our industry standard brick workshop. Failure to wear safety equipment will result in student being refused entry to workshop. The college will provide opportunity to purchase these at the start of term.

Interview Instructions

You will attend an interview with one of our construction team. Once your place on the course is confirmed, we will be in touch throughout the year.
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Entry Criteria

You will hold a Level 2 qualification in brickwork, and be skilled in carrying out practical tasks. Basic literacy and numeracy skills are required.