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Brickwork Level 2

It's about good bricklaying. This entails the ability to master the art of spreading a mortar bed, dexterity in handling the bricks and the possession of a keen eye. A good understanding of basic principles and much practice is needed in order to produce work that is of a high standard, but which has also been carried out economically.


Bricklayers are a vital part of the construction industry. They are often involved in the early stages of construction and their work forms the foundations for other trades to work on.


Experienced bricklayers work to a drawing or specification under the direction of a line manager or supervisor. Some bricklayers become specialists and construct decorative brickwork or arches and others may become involved with restoration of old buildings which requires specialist techniques and the selection of materials which match those used for the original construction.


There is a shortage of well qualified bricklayers and they are much sought after in the construction industry.


This course will further develop the skills learnt on the Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork.


Exam board: NOCN



Search your career options if you study Brickwork Level 2
  • What will I study and learn?

    Level 2 is made up of 7 units 

    • Health, Safety and Welfare in construction and associated industries
    • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others
    • Understanding construction technology
    • Set out masonry structures
    • Construct solid walling, incorporating isolated and attached piers
    • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structures

    Choose from 1 of 2 units

    • Construct masonry cladding or
    • Construct thin joint walling
  • How is the course assessed?
    • Practical assignments
    • Completion of a portfolio of evidence
    • External online examinations 
  • What skills will I need for the course?

    You must have achieved the Level 1 Brickwork qualification.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum requirements - Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork


    GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or Level 1 Functional Skills.

  • What could the course lead to in higher education or careers?

    This course could lead to the Brickwork Level 3 or Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (apprenticeship).

  • Are there any costs involved?

    All students will have to provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (overalls and safety boots) at approximately £60. You will also need to buy a calculator and a memory stick. A textbook for the level of study is also required at an approximate cost of £25.

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