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What career opportunities can this lead to?

This programme is for those who have an interest in advanced brickwork and wish to gain employment in the industry. Bricklaying is the most recognised construction profession and many people do not realise just how many different materials bricklayers can work with, or the different effects they can create. Work can be as diverse as building fireplaces or architectural and decorative features, through to having the knowledge for constructing large projects such as housing estates, office blocks or factories.

Following successful completion of your study, you could progress on to employment in the industry with opportunities in technical and supervisory roles, including starting your own business.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 2 Bricklaying or Joinery or equivalent, together with GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 in maths, English or Functional Skills is required.

You should also have good attendance and attainment reports from a previous college and complete a successful college interview and short Maths test.

What does this programme involve?

You will study advanced techniques in:

-Health and safety
-Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others
-Analysing the construction industry and built environment
-Construct chimneys and fireplace structures
-Repair and maintain structures
-Construct complex masonry

The theory content of the award, together with knowledge of the construction industry, will be covered in formal classroom sessions.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

You will be expected to be in college for approximately nine hours per week, one long day is preferred as most students are in employment.

You will be assessed continually through the completion of practical tasks, projects and workbooks. Assessment will be on an individual basis and there is a final multiple choice paper for each individual unit.

What else do I need to know?

You must be happy to work outdoors, and the trade can be physically demanding. You will need to be precise, and be able to follow verbal instructions, interpret information from technical data sheets and drawings.

You will need to purchase steel toe-capped boots and overalls for this programme.

Dates for the diary

Our School Leaver open events are held each October, November, March and June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1299.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form from our printed prospectus or through our Information, Advice and Guidance team by telephone 023 8091 1299 or via email at

*Fees will apply if you are over 18. You may be eligible for fee support or a loan. To find out an accurate cost, based on your individual circumstances, please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
DBW3 Eastleigh College 10/09/2018 Full-Time Full-Time Full-Time   £1,617.00 Apply now

* Please note that although this tool looks to give customers the best indication of course costs, a final cost can only be confirmed once all submitted information is verified by our information, advice and guidance team.

Need any further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

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The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.

Dan, Built Environment

Dan, 19

Dan, Built Environment

Dan started a Level 3 Built Environment and Construction Apprenticeship at Eastleigh College and has progressed onto a Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management, which has broadened his experience and opportunities available to him.


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