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What career opportunities can this lead to?

Eastleigh College offer qualification courses in Bricklaying, the tutor will be able to give further advice. The college also run a number of other practical courses - please browse the website for further details.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal requirements necessary in respect of this course; the course is suitable for anyone who wants to learn how to lay bricks to build elementary structures and is suitable for complete beginners.

What does this programme involve?

Students will learn the basic theory and practical application of brick structures. Courses will start by understanding mixes of mortar, preparation of site, foundation, plumb line and spirit level, and appropriate tools. Students will work with different materials i.e. brick and block work to produce straight (vertical) walls and will also learn how to construct corners and infill. Some time will be spent discussing theoretical aspects, subject to students' need.

Students will learn:

- Knowledge of bricks and blocks (and mixes, mortar and bonds) and how to lay them properly, including building a variety of low walls, with 90 degree corners and two brick pillars.
- Understanding of how to select and maintain tools including gauge, plumb line, and level and how to use them safely and effectively.
- Health and Safety issues.
- Marking out - chalk lines and mortar lines.
- Simple foundations.
- Toothing technique.

A College Certificate is awarded on request.

How is the programme taught and assessed?

The course is taught with a mixture of theory and practical sessions. The course will be approximately 75% practical.

What else do I need to know?

Students must wear steel toe capped footwear (this is essential to participate in the course), old clothes, and plaster gloves if required to protect hands.

Students are responsible for the purchase of any additional materials/clothing relevant to participate in the course.

There is a small materials charge included in the course fee; therefore no further costs are anticipated.

Dates for the diary

Our part-time open event is held every June. For specific dates and times please see the events section of our website or telephone 023 8091 1270.

How do I apply?

Apply by clicking on the APPLY NOW link on this page. Alternatively, you can apply by completing an application form through our Adult and Community Learning team by telephone 023 8091 1270 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 Adult and Community Learning team.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
C402B Eastleigh College 22/1/2019 Tue 18:30 – 20:30 9 £158.00 £158.00
C412A Eastleigh College 22/9/2018 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 4 £158.00 £158.00
C412C Eastleigh College 27/4/2019 Sat 09:30 – 13:30 4 £158.00 £158.00

* 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 course costs and/or the funding options available to you, the College has a dedicated Adult and Community Learning team who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1270.

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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.

Course Notice

Unfortunately this course is now full. Please select another date, if available, or click here to submit an enquiry. By doing so our admissions team can contact you if a place becomes available.