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Introduction to Bricklaying

Able Skills is open 7 days every week – Please feel free to pop in and see what we do.

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As we are open 7 days - Courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun)

A deposit will secure a course start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!

Please call for details * Email us * Request a free brochure and DVD

Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.

5 Day Introductory Bricklaying Courses

Welcome to Able Skills 5 day Introductory Bricklaying Courses

If you are looking to learn bricklaying then Able Skills is certainly the place to start learning with this 5 day introductory, hands on Bricklaying training course.

Our 5 day Introductory Bricklaying Course will provide you with a great insight and understanding of bricklaying whether you are a total beginner or have some previous bricklaying experience.

This 5 day introductory course has been structured to suit those of you looking to learn bricklaying from scratch however, we are also able to tailor to suit the individual and can design courses to suit, from building a garden wall to an extension or garage; we will try and help you through each step of any project you may have. If you bring your plans/drawings along we can offer advice and guidance.

If you set out with the intention of attending purely for the purposes of DIY then you will not be disappointed; this bricklaying course will meet your expectations and you will be ready to give that bricklaying project a go.

At the same time, if you have a desire to move onto a bricklaying qualification, then this will also act as your underpinning knowledge to move forward when you are ready.

We are not claiming to make you a qualified Bricklayer in 5 days but we do promise to provide you with dedicated bricklaying training and an excellent opportunity to progress further if you want.

Our 5 day bricklaying courses will act as a great basis for work within the bricklaying industry but we do recommend that you consider additional training if you want to sustain a long term career as a Bricklayer.

We try to make all training as accessible as possible to everyone so if you have weekly commitments but would still like to learn bricklaying, we offer bricklaying training over 2 consecutive weekends.

After having spent a week with us bricklaying on an introductory course you may decide to upgrade to the City & Guilds or NVQ option, this is a 5 or 7 week course and will provide you with recognised bricklaying qualifications.

If you decide to upgrade, we will adjust your training time and fees to accommodate for the 5 day bricklaying course completed. Whether you do decide to upgrade or not, the week spent with us will not have been wasted as you will have gained a great deal of practical knowledge.

Additionally, if you would like to learn that little bit more about bricklaying, but do not want to commit to a qualification, we offer a 5 day Advanced Bricklaying Course, this is also available over weekends.

As a City & Guilds Approved Centre, with Assessors and Internal Verifiers on site, you can be assured that equal training and facilities will be offered to everyone attending all courses.

Able Skills Intensive 5 day Bricklaying Course.

During our 5 day bricklaying course we will cover every aspect of bricklaying that we can and feel confident that after spending that short time with us, you will be ready to tackle everyday bricklaying requirements.

Should you be looking to do a DIY project or for a change in career, we feel confident that any of the bricklaying courses we offer will suit your needs.

During this 5 day Intensive Bricklaying Course you will learn:

•    how to set out building lines
•    brick and block work
•    how to ensure your walls are square and vertical

We will teach you to:

•    build a corner
•    a pillar
•    a pier
•    a cavity wall.

You will learn the different types of bricklaying bonds:

•    English Bond
•    Flemish Bond
•    Stretcher Bond

You will be shown:

•    how to do pointing for face work
•    demonstrate how to put in a damp course
•    how to put in lintels and windows.

This course is designed to provide you with plenty of general bricklaying knowledge to ensure that once you leave the training centre, you are confident in all areas of brickwork.

At the start of this bricklaying course, you will be presented with a folder containing a day by day schedule of the different stages you will be covering throughout the period of your bricklaying training.

In addition, you will also be provided with various different bricklaying notes as well as useful and relevant paper work for when you undertake bricklaying tasks at home or at work.

Throughout your training, bricklaying tools and equipment will be fully supplied and demonstrated.

This is a hands-on, practical Bricklaying course and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.


Cost and Duration of Introduction to Bricklaying

Duration: 5 Days

  • Cost: £325.00 Inc VAT
  • £150 Deposit payable
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Additional Information

Able Skills is open 7 days every week and most courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – Please call for details

A deposit will secure your start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!

For all workshop based training and/or assessment we recommend suitable clothing and for your safety, protective footwear is essential.

Bricklaying Courses at Ableskills Dartford

by Able Skills

Danbahadur T

I took the Multi Craft training through Able skills further to recommendations from my friends. The Bricklaying element was very enjoyable. My tutor, Simon, was very helpful and flexible with all the students. The course was definitely value for money and I will be the one recommending them now.

William C

My family told me about Able Skills. I decided to take the Bricklaying introduction 5 day course and found it to be much better than I initially expected. I was more than impressed with how much we managed to achieve. I had a great week!

Sean N

Quality, options and location were all important factors to me when deciding where to train. Able Skills fitted the bill. I took the introduction to Bricklaying course, taught by Simon. I thoroughly enjoyed the week. Excellent tuition and great instruction from an obviously highly skilled craftsman. I am contemplating a second week!

Campbell M

I chose to train with Able Skills as they look the best, they have friendly staff and are very professional. I have taken the handyman course and can comment so far on the bricklaying. Simon was a brilliant, professional and friendly teacher. He made the course fun. It was a pleasure to come in every day.

Chakrabahadur R

I picked Able Skills to learn basic bricklaying because they offer good facilities and instructors. It was a very useful course for a basic learner. I thoroughly enjoyed working with Simon. I learnt quite a lot which will hopefully help me in the future with my DIY. Thank you Simon.

Hemraj K

I chose Able Skills as they offered multiple courses in one place and flexible options, ideal for those considering multi-craft. I am enjoying all the courses at Able Skills as well as the Bricklaying. All the courses I have done are valuable and important, especially living independently. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all my instructors and the staff for their help.

Angus K

I found out about Able Skills via the internet search engine. I requested a brochure and it was received within two days. I chose to train with them as the offered accommodation and the quality of their brochure. The 5 day bricklaying course was value for money and met with my expectations. They offered a very good, relaxed training. Their accommodation was clean and excellent value for money. I am really looking forward to my next course.

Sid Garnett

I decided to take my bricklaying course with Able Skills after researching them on the internet. The most important factors for me when deciding where to train were location and cost. Able Skills provided me with great information and a top course. The instructors gave me good tips and skills. I gained amazing results from day 1 – 5. I would recommend this course all day long. Thanks very much!

Ian J – 5 Day Intensive Bricklaying Course

After researching training centres on the internet I decided to train with Able Skills due to the location and assortment of skills on offer.  I have really enjoyed the experience and have learned some useful basic skills.  Both tutors, Simon and Paul were excellent, thank you.

Raylon M – 5 Week City & Guilds Bricklaying Course

I enjoyed every moment of my training and was very happy with my instructor Simon. 

Sher Gurung

I was recommended by other Gurkhas to use Able Skills. I heard they taught in detail. I found the bricklaying course very useful and interesting. The instructor is excellent and taught in detail. I have learnt lots and gained lots of new skills. I will be advertising to my colleagues back in my station to use Able Skills.

Zelco Zalac

My expectations when deciding to do the bricklaying course were high, having never had any experience. My first day highlighted how complicated bricklaying is and brought me back to earth. This course has saved me from making expensive mistakes by taking on projects way above my skill level and knowledge. It has given me a great grounding to further practice and learn. I have come away feeling more confident and my expectations far more realistic.

Steve Bovill

I thoroughly enjoyed my week training at Able Skills. I was given a lot of information in a short space of time. Well taught! The course met my expectations.

Mark Jolly

Simon was excellent, hands on and always willing to pass on his knowledge and experience. Great attitude and a listening ear, very much needed when dealing with novices such as myself, thank you!

Om Prakash

I was recommended to use Able Skills by my friend and was impressed with my training. The team were friendly and supportive. I would recommend.

Duncan Urquhart

An enjoyable course. I was also given the chance to build a wall from a set of plans for an extension that I may have to build. Real value for money!

Reginald Wimble

I found able skills on the internet. The course was value for money and I was given good advice on all aspects of bricklaying. I would recommend them.

Paul Hawkins

Great course with an excellent program of works. Simon has helped build my confidence in taking on projects and his knowledge and tips went a long way in helping me achieve that confidence. Many thanks!

Christopher Makin

I chose Able Skills as it had good feedback and accommodation. The course met all my requirements and the tutor was patient. I would recommend.

David Allen

The level of tuition was second to none. The instructor imparted his years of experience in a workable fashion. The start was an eye opener in the skill required to carry out brick laying and the end result was the pride in looking at your end result. Would highly recommend to friends and other.

Mark Gibson

I found Able Skills on the internet and thought the staff were nice when I spoke to them on the phone and sent me some good details about the course in the post. The training given was very good, I gained a lot of knowledge throughout the course and I feel this has given me the confidence to undertake projects out of the classroom environment. Thank you Simon and Able Skills.

Jason Hills

Simon, the instructor, was a brilliant teacher and always there to help and not criticise.

Duncan Urquhart

I found Able Skills through the internet and I thought they looked a lot better than any other centre I have seen. I liked the flexibility options and the fact they had accommodation. From booking the course right through to my final day, I have had a fantastic time. Simon has been very good to me and helped me get to the standard I am at now. I am very much looking forward to the NVQ Level 2 course. Angela helped me book the course and Carla has been brilliant with arranging the accommodation. Paul was good as well during Simon’s holiday. Thanks to everyone and I am looking forward to the rest of my training.

Mark Pollard

I had a very good time and would recommend the brickwork course to anyone. I think the instruction from Simon was top quality and I would like to come back to do more training based on the level of instruction I had from Simon. Thank You!

Margaret Kenny

Simon was an excellent instructor. His clear instructions gave me the confidence to attempt all activities. Any criticism of work was given in a positive and encouraging manner. Thank You!


Able Skills has grown and so has the amount of students in attendance and we are being used by everyone right across the UK and abroad.

As a result of the increase in students, Able Skills has purchased 3 properties to accommodate the growing numbers of people travelling from distance.

Able Skills properties are licensed HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and are fully equipped in line with local authority standards.

The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students.

Able Skills employs someone to maintain the properties on a regular basis and also to ensure that the property is being looked after by those staying.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this accommodation at £20 per night and we are keen to ensure that your time away from home is enjoyable and comfortable. The properties are situated close to all of our training centres and some have allocated private parking facilities.

This enables you to leave your vehicle in a safe and secure environment and make that short walk to whichever course you are attending.

We are a very popular choice of training centre and as a result we are very busy and so is our accommodation. We would recommend that you make every attempt to tie in any accommodation requirements at the time of booking your course.

If our accommodation is full, there are other local alternatives available which range from £20 per night upwards.

During your stay at Able Skills accommodation we will guarantee you a secure area to keep all of your belongings and additionally, we guarantee that the only people using this property are Able Skills students.

Should you require any additional information or wish to book training and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact Gary, Angela or John on 01322 280 202.

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