Printer Friendly and PDF

CSkills Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying (Construction)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

The level 3 programme is aimed at bricklayers who want to take on a supervisory role in construction.

Overview of the course: 

The focus of the level 3 programme is to develop the learners supervisory skills, technical knowledge and enhance practical skills to a very high level. The sessions will be delivered in a workshop environment for practical and classroom based for theory . Also Incorporated into the study programme will be functional skills (maths & English), tutorial, work experience, academic tutorial and relevant trips & guest visits.

Entry requirements: 

Completion of level 2, to be working at level 1 for both maths and English.


The qualification consists of the following units:

• Health and safety

• Technical information, quantities and communication

• Construction Technology

• Repair & maintain masonry structures

• Construct chimneys & fireplace structures

• Construct complex masonry structures

• Construct decorative features

How is the course assessed?: 

The programme is assessed via online exams and practical test pieces for each unit.

Further study options after this course: 

The level 3 programme is aimed at bricklayers who want to take on a supervisory role in construction.

Length of the course: 

1 Year, full time


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


Fees for this course are: £5421.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 3 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 3 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

There is a requirement to wear personal protective equipment for this course. The cost of equipment is currently £15. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (27 Feb 2018 21:10) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.

Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.

98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

Andy Hughes & Andy Waterstone successful builders and former bricklaying students said;

'The College was fantastic when we were there. They taught us all the top techniques and the work we undertook at EDC also helped instil a strong work ethic in us both, factors that have helped us to get where we are today. When we took on a new apprentice this year, we knew there was only one place to send him to take his qualifications'

The following information comes from Career Explorer, an online tool designed to help you research your education and career options. Here you will find information on jobs right here in the region, including links to actual job vacancies, potential earnings and our courses that can help you achieve an outstanding future. Click here to explore Career Explorer further..

How to apply: 

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply for this course' button below.
Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

Apply for this course

If you're not quite ready to apply for this course and would like some more information or to speak to a member of staff then send us an enquiry.

Enquire about this course