Advanced Bricklaying Course

Advanced Bricklaying Course
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Learn Advanced Bricklaying Skills in 5 Days

Able Skills has designed this 5 day Advanced Bricklaying course for those of you who have completed our 5 day Introductory Bricklaying course and want to take things a step further. This particular bricklaying course will teach you more advanced techniques within bricklaying whilst also providing you with the opportunity to build on your speed and technique. The projects which you will undertake will be much more ornate and detailed than on the 5 day introductory bricklaying course. You will also be introduced to different bricklaying tools to achieve angled, even and different cuts.

Easy paymentsA small deposit secures your place on the course
Flexible TrainingChoose to train week days or at the weekends
Interest Free PaymentsPay as you train without paying any interest
Accommodation on siteAccommodation available for only £25/night

What You’ll Learn

An ideal course if you have basic bricklaying skills that you would like to build upon and also try your hand at putting together more ornate structures and brickwork designs. You will gain full knowledge of all of the various stages of bricklaying which will provide you with the ability and confidence to tackle more complex areas of brickwork.

How You’ll Learn

Having attended our introductory course, you will now have the opportunity to improve your skills and you will have a choice of how you want the Advanced Course to run:

Option One

  • Advanced cavity wall training module
  • Setting out accurately
  • Construction of inner & outer leaves of brick & block
  • Installation of DPC
  • Wall ties
  • Cavity closers & insulation
  • Traditional closing of reveals at openings
  • Forming a window opening
  • Installation of lintel & cavity tray
  • Soldier course to lintel

Option Two

  • Brick pier with mitred capping
  • Garden walling in Flemish or English bond / garden wall variants
  • Oversailing courses with Brick on edge capping or coping stone finish
  • Painting techniques; birds’ beak and weather struck

Option Three

  • Semi circular rough ring arch construction
  • One and half brick pier with double oversailing courses, with mitre brick on edge capping

Courses Open To You After

This course can also be covered over 2 consecutive weekends should you have other commitments which prevent you from attending Monday – Friday.

If you are looking to attend more comprehensive training from the outset then you should consider our City & Guilds Bricklaying Course or even our NVQ Level 2 Bricklaying Course.

Additional Info

We are not claiming to cover every single aspect of bricklaying in 5 days but we do promise to provide you with very comprehensive 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.

This is a hands-on, practical tiling 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.


All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

Duration & Cost

This is a 5 day course and the cost is £495.00 including vat. A deposit of £150.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable on the start date.

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