Bricklaying is on the rise across the board


As of late, you may have heard that Bricklayers have been seeing an increase in their wages over the last several months. This is due to the countries current skills gap...The skills gap is essentially the fact that there isn't enough qualified tradesman in the country to meet demands. This is especially evident in Bricklaying and that is subsequently why there is a  wage increase for those in the industry.

Now with the National House Building Council reporting the highest number of new home registrations since 2007, it’s good to see brick manufacturers continuing to increase production numbers, ensuring the supply of British-manufactured bricks keeps pace with demand.


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Bricklaying is on the rise across the board!


Brick production figures have been consistently rising over recent years and this month’s figures, showing a modest but positive 2.2% rise for the first six months of 2019, demonstrate the result of ongoing investment in the sector. It seems like bricklaying is the trade of the moment and the one to get involved with if you are considering a career in construction.

Bricklaying has never been a bad trade to pick up, its an honest way to make a living and the situation as it stands right now and seems like it will stay for a while is that the trade is highly profitable for all involved! With the average annual salary hovering around £42,034 its a no brainer for those who even considered taking a Bricklaying course or becoming a professional in this sector!

Want to take one of our Bricklaying courses?


No Experience?


If you have absolutely no experience and no previous bricklaying training, then we would recommend taking our beginners City & Guilds Certified Introduction to Bricklaying Course.  Which will give you the basics of practical bricklaying; this course is perfect for those looking to get an insight into this line of work. It will provide you with a foundation of knowledge and skills.

If you are interested in taking this course, all courses start every week and we are open every day!  

Some Experience?


Having some experience isn't going to cut it to become a professional but it's a great start! For people with some understanding but don't know more advanced techniques, you should consider our Advanced Bricklaying Course. If you have undertaken some small bricklaying jobs in the past, or you have already attended our introductory course then this is the one for you!


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Bricklaying student was proud of his work here at Able Skills.


If you are looking to add bricklaying to your skillset but not necessarily utilise it as your main source of income, more to have it there if needed, then we run a 3-week City & Guilds Bricklaying Certificate. Say, bricklaying is only a partial area of the work that you do on a daily basis then this is a perfect choice. It will provide you with enough skill to undertake certain aspects of bricklaying work but isn't sufficient enough for somebody looking to take on bricklaying full time.

However, if you are seriously considering taking on bricklaying training full-time and you're eager to get working on site then, our City & Guilds 10-week Bricklaying Diploma Level 2 Course is perfect! Getting a qualification in a specific trade is seen highly by employers. This is an intensive course that will teach you many techniques and building methods. Additionally, you will need to complete practical assessments as well as confirming your knowledge via online and written assessments. Bricklaying courses are becoming increasingly popular, so make sure to check online for the next available dates.

Need More?


If you need some more information on any of the Bricklaying courses talked about in this article or for any enquiries about our training centre you have a few options. Firstly, you can call us and get in touch with a representative on 8081003245. We are open every single day between the hours of 8:30 - 4:30! 

Secondly, if you would prefer to speak to a member of staff in person about any of our Bricklaying courses, we would be more than happy to show you around our facilities and answer any questions you may have! We are based in Dartford a short walk from the train station:

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS