Bricklaying Level 3 Full Time (FBRI)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC87
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time


Bricklaying allows you to work on a range of projects, from creating a single conservatory to building brand new homes or large commercial developments. A bricklayer’s job is to create and maintain structures, walls, chimneys, walkways and foundations using various types of blocks and tiles. They generally work on residential, commercial or industrial projects.

You could also work on restoration projects, refurbishing brickwork and masonry. To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans and work in an organised way. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, bricklaying could be the perfect career for you.

Barnsley Colleges’ Construction Centre, also known as The CUBE, houses innovative and inspiring work areas with industry-led equipment, providing a high quality learning experience for students.


To achieve the Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying, learners must achieve 57 credits from the mandatory units:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Other modules include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Carrying out blocklaying, bricklaying cavity and walling activities
  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers
  • Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures

Employability skills are general skills that you will need in most jobs. On this course you will learn a range of employability skills such as teamwork, communication, CV writing and self-management, all of which are required by employers.

How will it be delivered?

Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit

Entry requirements

Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying

Your next steps...

Successful completion of this Level 3 study programme could lead to progressing to a higher education programme at Barnsley College Higher Education, such as the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.