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City & Guilds Bricklaying Course

Awarding Body City & Guilds

City & Guilds 6217-07 Certificate


These City & Guilds Bricklaying courses are an excellent option for those of you who are looking to gain recognised qualifications to get up and running in the bricklaying industry. 6 weeks of comprehensive training and assessment will certainly give you the knowledge and skills to start working.

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What You’ll Learn

Able Skills will provide you with the bricklaying training to meet all of the standards as required by City & Guilds but we will also build on this to give you much more so that you will gain a better insight into what bricklaying is all about. The emphasis for us is on meeting and exceeding our customers’ expectations.

To achieve this City & Guilds award will require you to undertake Bricklaying training and assessment using credits which are achieved by covering various units from the C&G 6217.

Throughout the programme you will be assessed on the following City & Guilds mandatory units:

  • 045: Working with stretcher bond walling
  • 046: Blockwall 102.5mm thick
  • 047: Cavity wall with frame recess
  • 048: Timber frame faced with best brickwork
  • 049: Stepped foundation using trench blocks
  • 050: Cavity wall using pre-cast stone arch
  • 051: Brick and block gable end

Additionally, 2 units from the following:

  • 030: Semi-circled arch - rough ringed
  • 052: Single flue chimney and pot using DPC
  • 053: One brick thick Flemish bond with projection
  • 054: Attached pier in English garden wall bond
  • 055: One brick thick EGWB with oversailing course
  • 056: Course and random rubble stonework
  • 057: English bond manhole

How You’ll Learn

For this award, which can be achieved in 6 weeks, we have put together a training and assessment plan; Training will cover:

  • Health & Safety and PPE
  • How to set out building lines
  • Brick and block work
  • Ensure walls are square and vertical
  • 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

Courses Open To You After

Following on from your City & Guilds Bricklaying qualification it is important that you look to the future and consider achieving an NVQ at level 2. This will require you to be working within the Bricklaying industry in order to build a portfolio of evidence which can be assessed to determine your progress and support you in achieving an NVQ.

If you are looking to undertake ‘site' based bricklaying work in the future, it is important that you have a CSCS card, without it, you will not be able to access sites. The aim of the test is to examine knowledge across a wide range of health and safety topics in order to improve safety and productivity on site. If you are looking to hold an Experienced Worker or Skilled Worker card, you will need to be registered for an NVQ - You can do this with Able Skills by undertaking an additional 2 weeks of bricklaying training. Able Skills will register you for an NVQ free of charge when you feel ready to take this next step.

Additional Info

We do feel that after 10 years of providing this bricklaying training, we are the best at what we do. We invest in our facilities, our staff and our students. We have fantastic bricklaying instructors who make you feel welcome at all times and are dedicated to providing a service which upholds our reputation. Their patience is to a level which will make sure everyone believes that they can achieve this bricklaying award.... And they can, with dedication to the course.

This course can be covered over a period to suit you and you can train for 6 consecutive weeks, divide your weeks up or even incorporate some weekend training if you have ongoing weekly commitments.

At Able Skills we aim to make our qualifications as accessible as is possible and additionally we offer a payment plan which, following a deposit, is on an interest free pay as you train basis.

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.

Duration & Cost

This is a 6 Week (30 day) course and the cost is £2295.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable over the period of the training.

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Product Questions

I'm going to be doing the 6 week City & Guilds bricklaying course

However i noticed that on the 8 week NVQ 2 bricklaying course, in the remaining 2 weeks you will receive training which reflects ‘reality’.
What do you learn in these '2 weeks reality training' that you don't learn in the 6 week City & Guilds bricklaying course?
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