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Brickwork Intermediate (Level 2)

This Intermediate study programme will provide you with the training you will require to develop your skills and the experience to carry out bricklaying to industry standards.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need... 

Duration: 1 Year

  • Bricklaying Level 1 Diploma with Functional Skills

Duration: 2 Years

  • 3 GCSEs at grades A*-G or 9-1 ideally including English and maths, and a keen interest in brickwork.

Course content

  • Subject units:
    • How to carry out safe working practices in construction
    • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
    • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
    • How to interpret working drawings to set out masonry structures
    • Knowledge of and masonry cladding
    • How to build solid walling, isolated and attached piers
    • How to build cavity walling forming masonry structures
  • English and maths:
    If you don't already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills. 
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills 

Assessment methods

Assessments will be carried out at the end of each unit.


Bricklaying Cskills Level 2 Diploma


  • Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Test
  • English and maths skills
  • Work experience
  • Personal development skills
  • Study skills
  • Employability skills

Further study and career options

On successful completion you could progress on to Brickwork Level 3. Alternatively you could progress into employment as a bricklayer. In addition you could collect work based evidence which can be converted into an NVQ Level 2.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme you will be required to pay £20 for uniform/equipment and £20 for a course textbook to aid your studies. You will also need to pay £10 to attend educational event(s) that complement your study programme.

Funding information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19-23 and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 23 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at

Course information & how to book

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateFeesLocationCourse Code
1 or 2 years 10/09/2018 Launch our fee calculator Free for most people.
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Cauldwell Street C452

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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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