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Level 3 Bricklaying Diploma

Awarding Body City & Guilds

City & Guilds 6705-33 Diploma


This level 3 bricklaying qualification is a technical vocational qualification which focuses on the development of the underlying principles and practical skills required in the Bricklaying sector. It is designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a sound platform from which to progress.

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What You’ll Learn

This level 3 bricklaying qualification is relatively new for City and Guilds and is aimed at those individuals who work or want to work as a Site Bricklayer in the construction sector. At this level, you will learn advanced skills in site bricklaying. The qualification has been devised to provide learners with a fantastic understanding of all aspects of bricklaying; a very in depth course to have you industry ready and competent across a range of skills. This training course enables you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Bricklaying.

The training and qualification covers Interpreting working drawings to set out masonry structures, producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding, building solid walling, isolated and attached piers and constructing cavity walling forming masonry structures. 

You will learn a variety of Bricklaying skills; the full qualification consists of the following units:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge to carry out safe working practices in construction, in relation to sourcing relevant safety information and using the relevant safety procedures at work
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to carry out repairs and to maintain masonry structures.
  • Constructing radial and battered brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build arches, brickwork curved on plan and concave and convex brickwork.
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology in relation to:
      • understanding a range of building materials used within the construction industry and their suitability to the construction of modern buildings.
      • organise the building process and communicate the design to work colleagues and others.
  • Carrying out decorative and reinforced brickwork:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to enable you to set out and build decorative brickwork features, obtuse and acute angle quoins and reinforced brickwork.
  • Constructing fireplaces and chimneys:
    • The aim of this unit is to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills to enable them to construct fireplaces and chimneys.

This is a very in depth course and the knowledge and skills that you will gain from this time at Able Skills will put you in a fantastic position when it comes to sourcing bricklaying work/employment.

How You’ll Learn

You will be trained over a 12 week period (60 days) and the in-centre training will be purely practical.

This course will require a fair bit of home study commitment from you as there are also theory based assessments required in order to complete this course and you will be provided with resources ahead of attending for the practical, to help you undertake revision in order to complete these assessments. This will include a C&G reference book, designed specifically to work with this qualification and also access to information on SmartScreen – a C&G online learning resource.

The qualification is broken down in to specific units and the assessments vary according to the unit you are undertaking, however you can expect to have practical assessments, online exams and written exams across the units that you need to achieve.

Courses Open To You After

Once you have achieved this qualification and you are working within the industry, the next step for you would be to work towards achieving NVQ either at level 2 or level 3; this will require you to be assessed in the work place. You will have a portfolio to work from and guidance and support from your NVQ Assessor. This is a separate process and therefore, attracts additional fees.

Additional Info

This is a very in depth qualification to achieve and additional home learning on your part will be required. We will cover all of the practical training and assessments here and as much theory as the time allows.  You will have a practical task completion log book in which to record everything that you undertake whilst you are on the course. This will be monitored by the Assessor throughout the course and used as evidence of achievement. It is imperative that all aspects of this qualification are completed in order to generate full certification.

24+ Advanced Learning Loan

Able Skills are now in a position to offer ‘Advanced Learning Loans’ to cover all or some of your course fees.

If you are age 24 or over you may qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan to cover the cost of tuition fees for study at Level 3 or above. These loans will work in a similar way to the current loan system for Higher Education, meaning that you will only start to pay the loan back once you have completed your study or training and are earning over £21,000 a year. Also the repayments won’t start until April 2016.

It’s easy to apply for the loan, your household income isn’t taken into account and there’s no credit check.

The loans are administered by the Student Loans Company.

Moving on to a Higher Education course

If you take out a loan for an Access to Higher Education Diploma course and you then go on to study and complete a Higher Education course, you can apply to the Student Loans Company to write off the outstanding loan for the Access course.

Check that you qualify for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

To qualify you must be:

  • Aged 24 or over on the first day of your course (there’s no upper age-limit) and starting your course on or after 1 August 2014. 
  • Living in the UK on the first day of your course and have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for three years immediately before this.
  • Studying with a college or training organisation in England approved for public funding. 
  • Enrolling on an eligible course at Level 3 and above which includes: A levels, Access to HE Diplomas, other Diplomas and Certificates. 

When and how would I apply for a loan?

Contact us for more information: For more information you can speak to Nancy Collishaw or Angela Wright on 01322 280202

Your step-by-step guide to getting a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan

Step 1: Choose the right course for you and apply for a place.
Step 2:
Following a discussion about the course with a member of staff at Able Skills, you will receive an offer of a place from us.
Step 3: Consider your options. If you decide that the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan would be the right move for you, you apply direct to Student Finance England, either online or through their paper application form instead.
Step 4: You receive confirmation from Student Finance England that your loan application has been approved.
Step 5: Your course starts. Able Skills receives your payment directly from the relevant funding source, providing you are attending your course.
Step 6: You complete the course. Loan repayments only start once you have started work and if you are earning over £21,000 a year.

Duration & Cost

This is a full time 12 week course.


A £500 deposit will secure a booking and the balance can be paid in 12 instalments of £291.25

Total cost is £4195.00 including VAT. You could potentially access a 24+ Loan system towards the cost of this course – please see above. If you decide to access the 24+ Advanced Learning Loan, the allocated funding paid to Able Skills will be £2776.00 – this will leave you £1419.00 to pay for this level 3 Bricklaying Diploma. You will still be required to pay a £500 deposit and the balance can be spread over the 12 weeks of training at £76.58 per week.

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