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Bricklaying Courses in Kent

Whether you are looking to make repairs to an existing brickwork structure or you are looking to learn aspects of bricklaying to undertake a project or even change career, Able Skills Bricklaying training centre in Dartford in Kent is the place to come.

As a private training provider, accredited by both City & Guilds and Construction Skills, we are in a very fortunate position in that we can offer any kind of bricklaying tuition that is required by an individual. We can structure courses to suit an individual’s specific needs but equally we can guide candidates through a designated programme of learning to achieve qualifications. 

Our Kent based bricklaying courses are taught in a predominantly hands-on manner, instructor lead with continuous guidance to ensure that candidates leave with the skills and knowledge they set out to gain.

Our Introductory course has now been recognised by City & Guilds and accredited with certification so in as little as 5 days you can receive a C&G certificate to confirm the skills learned.

Our more popular courses are the 5 and 7 week training options which provide full certification from City and Guilds and give you the opportunity to work towards achieving NVQ at level 2.

Within the centre we also offer paving and slabbing courses at weekends for those of you who have an interest in learning slightly different skills.

The Bricklaying courses available at Able Skills in Kent are:

Introductory Bricklaying where you will learn a variety of skills ranging from how to set out building lines, brick and block work and how to ensure your walls are square and vertical. We will teach you to build a corner, a pillar, a pier and a cavity wall. You will also learn the different types of bricklaying bonds and be shown how to do pointing for face work, how to put in a damp course and how to put in lintels and windows.

Advanced Bricklaying where you will have the opportunity to cover more complex brickwork like segmental archways, swoops, ornate pillars and plinth brickwork.

The Bricklaying qualifications available at Able Skills in Kent are:

5 Week Professional Bricklaying Course

7 Week Professional NVQ Bricklaying Course

10 Week Professional NVQ Bricklaying Course

Our bricklaying instructors are very enthusiastic and keen to help and give as much knowledge as they can and we don’t feel that you will get better tuition anywhere, we really do think that we have the best bricklaying training options in Kent.

Reasons to learn Bricklaying at Able Skills in Kent, South East England

We offer full time training and part-time training at weekends. In addition, we do not request payment in full upfront; we offer you the opportunity to pay a deposit to secure a booking and the option to pay the balance either on the start date or in instalments (if you are on a longer course) – no interest is charged. You can divide the longer courses up and spread the training over a longer period of time to suit you and if you are not local to Kent, you can use the accommodation that we have which is available at £20 per night.

If you want to come and see what we do, you will be very welcome. We are open 7 days every week and you do not need to make an appointment to visit. You can turn up between the hours of 08.30 – 16.30 and we will be happy to show you the facilities and answer any questions you may have. If you are then interested in booking, we will advise you on course availability and help you structure a training programme to fit in with your lifestyle.

If you have any questions at all, you can contact us on or call us on 01322 280202