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Introduction to Bricklaying

Awarding Body City & Guilds

Learn Basic Bricklaying Skills in 5 Days


This short introductory course is ideal for those of you who want to gain some basic bricklaying skills with a City and Guilds certificate at the end. This course is entirely hands on with lots of content providing a great insight into the requirements of bricklaying. If you are considering achieving a bricklaying qualification but are unsure, this course will definitely help you to make up your mind.

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What You’ll Learn

The 5 day Bricklaying course at Able Skills has been recognised by City & Guilds as a comprehensive introduction to bricklaying and if you choose this option to learn bricklaying, you will receive a City & Guilds certificate to recognise the time spent with us.

This is an ideal beginners course and throughout the 5 days you will learn aspects of bricklaying ranging from setting out building lines to covering brick and block work. You will build a corner, a pillar, a pier and a cavity wall. You will also learn how to do pointing for face work and how to put in a damp course.

How You’ll Learn

This is a real hands-on instructor lead practical course. You will undertake a variety of tasks to ensure that you have a good understanding of the basic principles of bricklaying so that when you leave the centre, you feel confident in your bricklaying abilities.

Courses Open To You After

If you are keen to learn more about aspects of bricklaying and ultimately feel that you would like to achieve a qualification then Able Skills offers a City and Guilds qualifcation option and also a NVQ Level 2 bricklaying course.

Additional Info

If you decide to upgrade to City & Guilds qualifications, we will take into account the time already spent on the 4555-09 and also deduct the course fees already paid – this will reduce the overall time and cost to achieve a more robust City & Guilds qualification.

This option to achieve a City & Guilds 4555-09 Bricklaying certificate is also available over 2 consecutive weekends.

All tools and materials are provided throughout the course, you will just need to ensure that you have suitable clothing and protective footwear (mandatory).

If you would like to view the facilities at Able Skills, please feel free to visit us at any time. We are open 7 days every week and encourage visitors to the centre. You will not need an appointment, just turn up (08.30 – 16.30) and we will show you around. If you live further afield, we can offer accommodation on a room only basis at £20 per night.


Duration & Cost

The cost for this City & Guilds certificated Bricklaying course is £395.00 including VAT. A £150.00 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid on the start date.

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