10 Day Bricklaying Course

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Learner Reviews

It is a good environment to work in with top quality instructors. I found the course was delivered to an extrmely high standard from day 1. Thanks for a great week. It has been a pleasure to be on the course and gain so much theory and practical knowledge. Thanks.
Colin Richardson, Bricklaying Course
You are welcome to visit our centre at any time to see one of our excellent bricklaying courses in action and see the brilliant bricklaying work our students will be doing and have a chat to them about what they think of the course.

10 Day Bricklaying Course Information

This 10 day bricklaying course is aimed at giving you the skills to complete a number of bricklaying projects after your training. Your training will include

This bricklaying course, as with all our training courses, is intensive and aimed at providing you with as much quality training as possible in the time you are at the centre, therefore you will spend every hour of every day learning and practicing.

This bricklaying course is practical based and classroom time is kept to a minimum.

Spaces are limited to 10 people on a course at any one time and each person will have all tools and materials provided.

You will complete 10 days of bricklaying training in realistic sized bays and you will be supplied with all tools and materials throughout the course.  The photos on this page better explain the brick and blockwork projects that you will complete during the course.

During this course you will complete the following to a high standard;

  • Hand and power tools used within bricklaying so that you are confident in using them which will improve the quality of your work and the time it takes
  • Materials– understand the different materials used within bricklaying
  • Demonstrate planning, organising and setting out a work area 
  • Build 4″ and 9″ brick walls, 90corners and attached piers
  • Build block walls with 90corners
  • Build cavity walls including ties and damp proof course
  • Understand different bonds
  • Demonstrate producing neat and tidy cuts to bricks
  • Demonstrate pointing and finishing
  • Discuss popular building projects and go throught the stages step by step
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise. You will also be provided with support after completing your course and you are able to contact your tutor by email, phone or call into the training centre to discuss your queries.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never here anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’; we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course.if you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.
This bricklaying course is designed for people with little or no previous experience and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our bricklaying courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

Our bricklaying courses are suitable for people who wish to learn a new trade so they can change their career, for existing tradespeople to learn additional skills, for people who wish to learn the skills to complete brickwork on their own properties and for people who wish to learn a trade to supplement their income.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable please visit the our centre when a bricklaying course is running to speak with both staff and students. If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call.

Our bricklaying courses are taught by an experienced bricklayer who has over 20 years experience in the trade.

All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give us a call.

So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade at a centre where they know what they are doing and will help you succeed give us a call.

Support provided when choosing a course

We will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to.  We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.

Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.

We would like to invite you to attend the training centre at any time to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners.  We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course.  When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money or used limited funding to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.

One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.

During Training

During your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.

If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.

If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.

We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.

Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.

After Training

We will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course.  For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.

Your tutors will give you their contact telephone numbers and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give them a call.  It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away from the centre.

The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Upon completion of our 10 day bricklaying course you will receive a City & Guilds Level 1 unit certificate.

10 Days in duration, from 9am until 4:30pm at our centre based in Stoke-on-Trent.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.

The cost of this bricklaying course is £850 INC VAT. You only need to bring yourself, work clothes and footwear and your lunch, we will provide everything else – there is even free tea and coffee. This £850 also includes the cost of your City & Guilds certificate, both registration and printing/posting.

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure your place on our bricklaying course and full payment as per our booking terms and conditions.

Finance is available for this course and if you wish to discuss this further please contact the centre on 01782 837007.

You can pay for this bricklaying course either via cheque, bank transfer, debit or credit card.

Finance is also available, please call 01782 837007 to discuss this further.

If you have ELC funding available due to leaving the armed forces please contact us as we have specific ELC approved courses available.

Below is feedback from people who have attended our bricklaying courses.  All feedback forms from everyone who completes our courses are available at the centre.

Great course, very worthwhile, I have learnt a lot, thank you. What I like about the college is: Approchable staff, lifelike scenarios, intensive training and realistic working environment. Mr Bevington, Bricklaying course

What I like about the college is: Professional and friendly tutors who have a vast knowledge of their trade and are always keen to impart that knowledge. Very good continually improving facility. Lee is a very good tutor who made us feel relaxed yet made sure that we acheived the objectives. Mr Tibbetts. Bricklaying course

It is a good environment to work in with top quality instructors. I found the course was delivered to an extrmely high standard from day 1. Thanks for a great week. It has been a pleasure to be on the course and gain so much theory and practical knowledge. Thanks. Colin Richardson, Bricklaying course

I like that the course and tutor were so helpful and willing to share their knowledge. I enjoyed the practical knowledge I gained. Carl Robinson, Bricklaying

Everyone is extremely helpful and nice and easy to get on with. Everyone is very knowledgeable and steers you in the right direction. The whole courser has been useful from learning all the tools to finishing and building the cavity wall. Paul Button, Bricklaying course

Friendly and knowledgeable staff and well equipped work areas. I found every part of the course interesting and useful especially the building models. Paul Shepard, Bricklaying

If you wish to book onto a bricklaying course please contact us either via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or call 01782 837007.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 10 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Therefore it is important to contact us to check availability prior to booking time off work.

Start Date
May 13th 2019
October 14th 2019
March 30th 2020
May 11th 2020
September 14th 2020
October 12th 2020
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10 Day Bricklaying Course

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Why choose one of our Bricklaying courses

As a training centre which is accredited by City & Guilds, CITB/Cskills, BPEC, NOCN, TTA, MATRIX and is registered on the National Career Service website you will be confident that you are attending a bricklaying course at a centre that has the learners interests at heart.  Our course are designed by experienced brickies who have been in the trade for 20+ years and are still on the tools.  This ensures that you are taught the skills you need to complete work to satisfy your customers.  Reasons why we are the best choice for bricklaying training are:

  • You will be taught by experienced tutors who are still on the tools and who have a passion for passing on their skills throughout this bricklaying course.
  • You will be fully supported after you have completed your bricklaying course so that you are confident in using your trade skills to complete work.   We have supported many people like yourself to change careers and use their new skills.
  • Our bricklaying courses are very intensive, very practical based and very rewarding.  You will be amazed at how much you will learn in the time you are with us and that is because Construction Skills College have been doing this for over 10 years and our tutors have many, many more years experience than this in the trades.

Our other Bricklaying Courses

During the course you will plan and prepare for all tasks including building stud walls with openings, install door frames into new walls, hang a door, fix door furniture, box in pipework and build and fix meter boxes, cut and fix skirting boards and architrave, build a window board and install laminate flooring.
This is an ideal course for those who wish to learn the trades to complete full projects. You can choose which three trades you want to complete during this 6 week course from the following: bricklaying, plastering, rendering, plumbing and heating, wall and floor tiling, carpentry and/or kitchen fitting.

This course can be completed in a 6 week block or split into 3 x 2 week blocks.

We are confident in your success.

We have many many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy and we have contracts with MoD, B&Q + have MATRIX accreditation and approval from a number of awarding bodies. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do