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Bricklaying: Introduction

This course is an introduction to bricklaying for anyone interested in learning the basics. You will learn about setting out brickwork, mixing mortar, levelling brickwork and using tools appropriately.

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What topics are covered?

Health & Safety requirements for bricklaying tasks; Selection and use of hand tools and equipment required for bricklaying; Introduction to basic brickwork techniques; Rolling mortar to achieve correct bed depth; Correct perping of bricks; Laying bricks correctly; How to accurately cut bricks; Mixing Mortar.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone interested in developing their DIY skills. Suitable for beginners, no experience necessary.

How will I learn?

Tuition is based in a practical workshop and learning will take place through set practical tasks, and demonstrations from a City and Guilds qualified tutor.

What can I do after this course?

Level 1 Brickwork Diploma

Which department is this course in?

Department of Technology

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Cam Building at Somer Valley Campus.

What do I need to bring?

All tools and materials will be supplied. If you have safety boots and eye protection please bring them along. Overalls if required. Tape measure.

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment


If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

Click here to access our Covid-19 FAQ - https://www.bathcollege.ac.uk/news/84413

Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

1 review for Bricklaying: Introduction


  1. 5 out of 5

    Great tutor who was easy to understand and knew good methods of teaching bricklaying. Very good facilities a good course to give you key knowledge in the subject. It was a shame that due to work commitments I had to miss the last two weeks! Thanks for the knowledge though

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