Brickwork and plastering

Brickwork and Plastering

Our full-time brickwork and plastering courses are taught at levels 1 and 2. There are also opportunities to complete an intermediate or advanced apprenticeship in brickwork, plastering, or dry lining – allowing you to earn money while working with an employer and gaining your professional qualifications with us. From basic skills in brickwork and plastering (such as health, safety and welfare in construction and developing hand skills) to more professional skills, learners often progress up through our courses before entering the workforce. It’s also possible after this to progress to a level 3 National Diploma before undertaking a level 4 or 5 (university level) Higher National Certificate/Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.

Who are Leicester College’s brickwork and plastering courses for?

Our brickwork and plastering courses are suitable for both school leavers as well as adult learners that have some experience in the industry already. The appropriate level for you will be decided based on your prior qualifications, work experience and age. Many learners stay with us for two or more years to develop their skills to the required level for employment. If you are aged 16 to 18 and don’t yet have your English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above, these subjects will continue to be an essential part of your study programme. All courses are designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to enter work at a professional level.

Further Information

Work experience will form an essential part of your course. You will be required to purchase personal protective equipment, a toolkit, technical drawing equipment and stationery. Site visits and trips to trade shows form part of the vocational enrichment of the course. All courses involve a mixture of practical and theoretical assessment. You will pass the course by demonstrating your skills both in exams as well as in your practical work.

Charlie Madden

Charlie Madden

Bricklaying

My employer suggested I take a look at the courses available at Leicester College. The College really helped me develop my skills and allowed me to work as well as learn at the same time. My aim is to start my own business and work for myself in the future.

Brickwork Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0333

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Bricklaying Diploma level 1 or equivalent and will allow students to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a bricklayer in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified toolkit. Technical drawing equipment and stationery are also necessary. […]

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Plastering Diploma level 2

Course Code: C0332

Key Information

  • Start Date 02 Sep 2019
  • Study Hours Full Time
  • Duration 1 year
  • Campus Freemen's Park Campus

This course is designed to offer progression from the Plastering Diploma Level 1, Construction Skills Diploma Level 1 or equivalent and will allow students to further develop and practice the skills required for employment and/or career as a Plasterer in the construction sector. You must supply safety footwear/clothing and an identified toolkit. Technical drawing equipment […]

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Principles of Building Construction, Information, Communication Award level 1

Course Code: C0873

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a supported online learning course which is available 50 weeks of the year (including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. Days and times to suit your personal commitments, and the learning is […]

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Principles of Building Construction, Information, Communication Award level 1

Course Code: C0873

Key Information

  • Start Date Various
  • Study Hours Part Time
    6 hours per week
  • Duration 1 week
  • Campus City Skills Centre

This is a supported online learning course which is available 50 weeks of the year (including non-term times). You will need to be committed to complete approximately 6 hours of learning, which could be one whole day or split over a few days. Days and times to suit your personal commitments, and the learning is […]

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