Introduction to Bricklaying

Introduction to Bricklaying
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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. Those who complete the course will be provided with an Able Skills certificate, assured by City & Guilds. 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.

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

This 5 day bricklaying course has been recognised by City & Guilds as a comprehensive introduction to bricklaying so upon successful completion of this course you will receive an Able Skills certificate assured by City & Guilds to confirm the skills that you will have learned.

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
  • 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 & Guilds Accredited Course 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 this introductory bricklaying course and also deduct the course fees already paid – this will reduce the overall time and cost to achieve a more robust City & Guilds qualification.

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


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

The cost for this 5-day certificated Introduction to Bricklaying course is £445.00 including VAT. A £150.00 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid on the start date. This course cannot be completed at weekends.

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