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David Shadbolt and team, Brickwork

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Bricklaying is a really useful and practical skill to gain for any DIY enthusiast.

No experience is necessary, and as a beginner, you’ll quickly and effectively learn how to make repairs and construct basic foundation.

The range of Brickwork programmes available allows various entry points depending on your prior knowledge and experience from level 1 through to level 3.

Our Courses

Our Brickwork programmes are designed to provide you with the insight and skills that will enable you to pursue a career in this key area of construction.

Our programmes are aimed at learners wishing to become qualified in their field and progress onto an apprenticeship while working towards becoming a fully qualified bricklayer.

Course content:

  • Hands-on practical skills development in Brickwork
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction
  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Structural and decorative brickwork
  • Repair and maintain masonry structures
  • Complex masonry structures
  • Setting out structures from drawings
  • Work experience placement in industry

This course is taught at our Middleton campus.

Studying at Middleton Campus...

You will be taught in our state of the art 4,500-square metre Technology Centre at our Middleton Campus. Under the guidance of our highly experienced tutors, you will have access to our industry-standard equipment located in our bespoke workshops.

Ellie Hughes
It was refreshing to come to Hopwood Hall College. The facilities are the best around and my tutors looked after me. One of the lessons I’ve learned is to pursue what you enjoy and be willing to try different things. You have to take whatever opportunities come by.

Ellie Hughes


Inside our Technology Centre

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