Skip to main content


Diploma Level 2

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton / Higham Ferrers
Level Level 2
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 1 year

Our Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying course will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need to become a recognised bricklayer. You will have the opportunity to learn in our state-of-the-art workshops with specialist equipment.

Guided by our expert tutors and guest lecturers your study will include hands-on experience preparing you for industry. Our strong commercial links will provide you with the opportunity to take part in an extensive enrichment programme including industry visits so that you can witness the development of the construction industry, preparing you for your future career in the construction sector.

Guided by our expert lectueres you will advance your knowledge of bricklaying and available technology in construction. Through practical and theoretical based-learning you will develop your knowledge of solid walling, as well as the proper application of thin joints, setting out and cavity walling.

Building on the knowledge and skills you developed at Level 1 (or alternative prior experience) you will explore in more detail the two ‘core units’ increasing your understanding of your responsibilities to maintain health, safety and welfare in construction settings. You will also extend your understanding of other trades and your ability to work alongside them with more detailed study of the principles of building construction, information and communication.

The specialist units you will undertake include cavity walling, at this level incorporating openings and decorative features. You will construct solid walls, isolated and attached piers, copings and cappings and you will set out more complex buildings using profiles and mechanical levelling devices to transfer horizontal measurements across a building project.

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca.

In addition you may find it useful to purchase a textbook for your course. This can be purchased from a range of suppliers including Amazon

This is a full time course taking place on three days per week from 9am - 4:30pm. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into 1 hour - 1.45 hour lessons. You will have regular breaks and hour lunch. An example timetable can be viewed here.

Assessment consists of the following:

  • Practical assessments
  • Externally assessed Exams
  • Internal Exams
  • Written coursework and workbooks

A Level 2 Diploma will give you the chance to progress to an apprenticeship, employment in the industry as a bricklayer, or to set up as a sole trader (self-employed) in the sector. You could also progress onto study Level 3 in Construction Management.

Four GCSE passes at Grade 3 (D) or above including English and Maths or Level 1 Diploma in a related Construction subject.

The facilities you'll be using

No other college in the UK can rival the world class facilities we have at Moulton College.

Moulton College Level 3 Bricklaying
1 / 4

Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
2 / 4

Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
3 / 4

CAD Workshop

4 / 4

Furniture Making Workshop


Two of our #stonemasonry apprentices took part in the Wren 300 Stonecarving Festival competition. Jason, Joseph & o…

7th June 2023