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Diploma Level 3

Study mode Full time
Location Moulton
Level Level 3
Start date Sep 2023
Duration 1 year

The art of stonemasonry has existed for centuries and has developed to produce some of the world’s most iconic buildings and architectural wonders. Our Level 3 Diploma in Stonemasonry is designed to further advance you skills and knowledge in this art, providing you with the skills to join industry.

As a stonemasonry student you will have access to an exciting range of specialist resources at the College. You will use our unique workshop equipped with state-of-the-art tools and facilities to develop a range of skills in stone carving, letter cutting, conservation, restoration and construction.

As part of your course you will have the opportunity to undertake commercial experience at the beautiful and historic Exeter Cathedral, where you will learn and develop practical skills that will be vital for your future career in Stonemasonry.

This course is free for students aged 16 – 19. For students over 19, The Worshipful Company of Masons funds the majority of the course fees on application. Find out more about this funding here.

Guided by our expert lecturers you will develop higher level skills and greater knowledge of stonemasonry including setting out and working on complex features such as the ball finial, ionic capital and tracery panels. You will cover modules including:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Conservation and restoration techniques for architectural heritage
  • Working complex Stonemasonry components
  • Setting out and templet making for complex Stonemasonry Components
  • Fixing complex Stonemasonry Components
  • Stretch and Challenge: Stone carving & Letter Cutting

Hi-Vis and Work Safety Boots are required to undertake this course. All of our equipment is supplied by Baca. A full equipment list can be found here.

This is a full time course taking place on three full days per week. There will be a mix of practical and theoretical work which are split into two hour lessons. In additional to your vocational classes you will also need to attend English and maths if you have not already achieved a grade 4 (C) or above. There will also be pastoral classes during the week. You will have regular breaks including a lunch break.

Assessment consists of the following:

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

Students generally progress onto a higher level of Stonemasonry course, move into a job with training (such as an apprenticeship) or move into full time employment.

Level 2 qualification in Stonemasonry.

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
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Bricklaying Workshop

Plumbing Workshop at Higham Campus
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Plumbing Workshops

MC CAD Workshop 003
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CAD Workshop

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Furniture Making Workshop


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30th March 2023