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Brickwork Level 3

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 Brickwork Level 2 qualification.


Exam Board: Cskills Award



All students (16-18 year olds and 19+) on level 3 vocational and academic programmes will study two qualifications over the duration of their two-year course.


An example of this is BTEC students will study for a 90 credit qualification in the 1st year. Upon successful completion, they will be able to progress to the 2nd year and study a diploma/extended diploma qualification.


A level students will study a two year linear A Level programme. At the end of their 1st year, students will sit internally assessed exams.


UK and EU students aged 19 or over on 31st August directly preceding their academic year will normally be required to pay tuition fees for that year of study. Advanced Learner Loans may be available for students studying at Level 3.


Course fees (for learners aged 19+) may be charged as follows:

A Level programme (2 year course)
1 x A Level = £850 per annum
2 x A Levels = £1,700 per annum
3 x A Levels = £2,550 per annum

Plus registration/exam fees = £120 per A Level


Vocational programme (eg BTEC / CACHE / UAL)
90 credit qualification (year 1) = £2,550
Diploma/extended diploma qualification (year 2) = £2,550


Students who are 19+ years old with Education Health and Care Plans (EHCP) issued by the Local Authority are not required to pay course fees (ie tuition fees are free). Students will be required to provide a final copy of their EHCP provided by the LA as evidence.

  • More course information

    How much does the course cost? All Fees £3,785

    Is this course eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan? Yes

    Are concessions available? No

    Examining Body Cskills

    Is an interview required? Yes

  • What will I study and learn?

    Level 3 is made up of 6 units:

    • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
    • Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others 
    • Analysing the construction industry and built environment 
    • Repair and maintain masonry structures

    Choose from 2 of 3 units

    • Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
    • Construct complex masonry structures
    • Construct decorative features
  • 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 2 qualification in Brickwork.

  • What formal entry requirements will I need?

    Minimum Requirements - Level 2 qualification in Brickwork and GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 or Level 2 Functional Skills.

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

    The course could lead to a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations Apprenticeship or Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations Apprenticeship, dependent on skill level.

  • 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 memory stick. A textbook for the level of study is also required at an approximate cost of £25.

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