Faculty of
Construction & Manufacturing



  • Title: Brickwork
  • Code: F032161
  • Level: Level 2
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Full Time
  • Faculty: Construction & Manufacturing

Students can gain employment as a bricklayer. Current figures show that the average salary for Construction in the North West is around £26,000 per annum.

The course is free to 16 – 18 year olds.

The following units will be covered:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction & associated industries
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Knowledge of  construction technology
  • Set out masonry structures
  • Construct masonry cladding
  • Construct thin joint masonry
  • Construct solid walling incorporating piers and arches
Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures.
Level 1 – 3 x GCSES at grades E or level 2/3 (including English and Maths)

Each theory unit has its own multiple choice test and practical assessments are set by the awarding body.

On completion students can progress on to Level 3 Diploma in Brickwork or on to the part time apprenticeship course if you have gained suitable employment.

Students need to have completed the Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork or an equivalent course and have gained 2 GCSE’s as per level 1 entry requirements.

This course has been designed to help students gain an intermediate level of underpinning knowledge and associated practical skills demanded of a Bricklayer within the construction industry.

Progressing to Level 2 in Brickwork will develop a greater practical skill base and underpin knowledge to position you for a career in the construction industry.

We will look to offer work experience wherever possible. In the past, level 1 students have worked on a large variety of work placements producing brickwork walls, extensions and other work for both external clients and other departments within the College.

  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Painting & Decorating

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

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000