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Simon is here again demonstrating the erection of the brickwork. He is incorporating brick on and above the pre formed lintel for the window. For more information on all of our Bricklaying Courses please visit our website at: Or contact us on: 01322 280202

Posted by Able Skills Construction Training on Friday, July 31, 2015

Able Skills is one of the UK’s best places to kick-start your bricklaying career. If you’re looking to pick up the crucial skills and qualifications you need to get you on track, our six week City & Guilds qualification is the training course you’ll want to have under your belt. Here’s what you can expect…

The course

The Able Skill’s six week bricklaying qualification is open to everyone, whether you’re keen to pick up some high quality DIY skills, or ready to add bricklaying to your professional skill set. Every unit which makes up the course has been laid out by City & Guilds, giving you a firm foundation for your next career step, accredited by a nationally recognised body – perfect for putting on your CV and impressing potential employers.

The skills you will be taught during your time with us will provide you with everything you need to work as a successful bricklayer in the UK. Over the course of six weeks (30 days), you will learn the job from the bottom up, with a very strong focus on getting your hands dirty. We think the best way to learn is through doing, which is why this course is hands on from the very start. As you learn, you’ll be growing a portfolio which you will present at the end of your course to prove the quality of your work.

The course will teach you all of the essential aspects of bricklaying, including:

  • Health & Safety and PPE
  • How to set out building lines
  • Brick and block work
  • How to ensure walls are square and vertical
  • How to build a corner, a pillar, a pier and a cavity wall
  • English bond, Flemish Bond, Stretcher Bond
  • How to do pointing for face work
  • How to put in a damp course
  • How to put in lintels and windows

You will also be assessed on each of these nine different units throughout your course.

How will you learn?

Our bricklaying courses are flexible, giving you the freedom to learn when you want, at a time that is convenient for you. The six week course does not have to be undertaken in one go. Instead trainees can create their own timetable, with each week completed separately, depending on your lifestyle.

This style of learning is great for busy pupils who are already working but want to learn a new skill on the side. We’re even able to offer discounted accommodation to trainees from further afield or overseas. At just £20 per night, you can keep living costs low while learning a new skill.

How much does it cost?

This six week course costs £2295. This fee can be broken down over your six week course and paid in small, regular installments as you learn. There is a £500 deposit fee which you will need to pay to secure your place on the course – this deposit will be repaid in full on completion of your course.

Our high standards

Here at Able Skills we have a highly experienced team of instructors with decades on the job. Our skilled team are experts in their field and trained to teach their trade to others safely and effectively Here’s a little taster of our bricklaying tutor Simon in action:

If you are interested in one of our bricklaying courses or have any other enquires please contact us on 01322 280202 today.