Apprenticeship In Brickwork

Brickwork is made of competence and knowledge, the NVQ and the diploma. The diploma will be delivered in the college and the NVQ in the workplace, it will cover all aspects of Brickwork from the most basic of tasks to complex work.

In order to progress in your chosen role it is widely accepted that Apprenticeships/Work Based learning is the option to demonstrate your skills and competencies to assist your progression through the career ladder. Learners achieving this qualification can progress further within the construction industry or to running and operating their own business.

The Bricklaying course covers the following skills:

  • conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • erecting masonry structures in the workplace
  • erecting masonry structures in the workplace
  • moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace 
  • setting out masonry structures in the workplace

As a student of Oldham College you will have full use of all the college facilities

Level 2/3 NVQ Diploma in Brickwork
Functional skills 1 or 2 in English and Maths (unless already accredited)

GCSE Grade A-D alternatively learners will be required to do an initial assessment. 

If you are aged 16-23 the Skills Funding Agency will fund the cost of the training.
If you are aged 24+ an employer contribution would be required.

Progression is available to progress to Level 3 Apprenticeship in Bricklaying or HE routes in Construction.

Between £7.00 and £16.00 per hour.

Study Programme


All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development