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It's time to build up your career prospects - come and study a bricklaying course at East Durham College!

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Based at our Peterlee campus, you'll work in the college's very own construction centre. Inside, you'll find a dedicated facility made purely for brickwork; in this huge workshop, you'll find all of the tools and bricks you'll need during your course.

Alongside practical work, where you'll learn various different techniques from trowel techniques through to advanced work such as building axed arches and bulls-eye windows, you'll have access to the college's modern classrooms and computer facilities, ensuring you learn both the theory and practical work required in bricklaying.

Bricklayers are constantly in demand across the UK and beyond - with construction projects popping up everywhere from new homes to large-scale projects, being a qualified bricklayer could be an extremely good career choice for you. The average starting salary for a bricklayer is around £15,000, with progression on to higher levels of pay from £17 to £25k. You could also use this course as a stepping stone into higher-level careers in construction, and could even one day find yourself, for example, working as a site manager.

Take a Look In Our Bricklaying Workshop

Learn From Experienced Professionals

At East Durham College, we think you deserve the best tuition around. We employ highly-skilled tradesmen with real experience of working in the construction industry, ensuring that you get a experienced, expert approach to your learning.

Our staff are masters at their crafts, and our bricklaying tutors are on hand at all times to ensure that you learn new skills and build up your confidence as a professional bricklayer.

On top of our staff, the college has excellent links with leading construction companies across the region. These partners give our students great opportunities, including potential work experience, additional training, and access to the latest products.

Our mission is to turn out confident learners with the highly-accomplished trade skills that the construction industry and today’s employers demand.

Construction Careers in the North East

Construction is one of the UK’s largest industries with hundreds of different job roles and over 2m employees. The industry has recently reported skills shortages, which can make bricklaying a well-paid role for those with the right skills and approach to work.


For full time or part time course enquires, please call Student Services on 0191 518 8222.

To see full details on each of our bricklaying courses, run at the Peterlee Campus in County Durham, please click on any of the courses listed below.

Available full time and/or part time course(s) for 2022/2023 are listed below:

The full time and/or part time course(s) listed below are available to apply for to be studied during the next academic year - 2022/2023.

Employment Stats & Facts In This Sector

Infographic detailing key employment stats in bricklaying and masonry, these details can be found in the career coach section of our website