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Level 2 Bricklaying Course

This Bricklaying course is specifically designed for people looking to either have a career change and work on a construction site.


This course is ideal for

  • ​​Beginners
  • People looking for a career change
  • Property Developers
  • Trades people looking to save on bricklaying costs and gain a recognised Level Two Diploma

Course description

 This City & Guilds Level 2 industry recognised bricklaying qualification is specifically designed for beginners. The course encompasses the knowledge & skills required to work as a bricklayer or set up your own business.
 The course will also grant you the technical skill & knowledge needed to further apply for a NVQ Level 2, and then for a blue CSCS card to work on site as a full time bricklayer. 

Once you have registered for your course and paid your deposit, you will then be given access to our virtual learning platform (SmartScreen) within 48 hours. Following this an invoice will be generated for you. 

The initial date you book online will be for your practical module. This course can be completed in two week blocks. The dates for the blocks can be booked throughout the year to give you as much flexibilty as possible.

Embark on a transformative journey in construction with CBWA's Level 2 Bricklaying Course – the epitome of premier construction and welding training in the Midlands. This advanced course is meticulously designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of bricklaying techniques, advanced construction principles, and the skills necessary to excel in the dynamic construction industry. Taught by seasoned instructors, this program ensures a hands-on and immersive learning experience, setting the stage for a rewarding career in construction.

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Course Content

Schedule & Duration:

  • 8 Weeks this can be completed in two week

This course is designed to work around you

Equipment & Facilities

We provide you with your own work area & equipment (materials & tools included except safety boots which are a requirement)

You will have access to:

  • Kitchen facilities (fridge, microwave etc.)
  • Free tea & coffee
  • On-site vending machines
  • Parking

We are located in CV7 9NH, just off the M6 motorway and close to several food places and hotels nearby.


To achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying (6705-23), learners must complete the following units: 201, 202, 204, 205 and 206.

Units 201 and 202 are theory-based units, and will take approximately two weeks of study time (with extra time allocated for home study and exam preparation). These two units are a fundamental part of this qualification, and must be completed and passed prior to certification.  

*Units 201 and 202 are also completed for our Level 2 Bricklaying course, and do not have to be redone if you wish to pursue that as well with us. 

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All Units are assessed against the City & Guilds criteria, and proceed as follows: 

  • 3 practical exams
  • 5 theory exams completed online in our IT suite

You will be expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week doing home study in order to complete your portfolio that allows you to meet the City & Guilds guided learning hours for this qualification. While not mandatory, we also recommend that you purchase the City & Guilds Level 2 Bricklaying book (click HERE to see which one), as it is designed to deliver the knowledge required for this Level 2 course.

All of the above modules will be carried out at our purpose built dedicated training centre where we have various simulated training bays for you to carry out your practical assignments and our own computer suite linked to City and Guilds for you to take all of your online tests.

Units 201 and 202 are assessed by an online exam set by City & Guilds. 

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Can either be paid in full or interest free instalments during the duration of the course.

To book any of our courses, all we require is a £100.00 deposit.

If you would like to read more about the course, feel free to browse the readily available information provided on the City & Guilds website, more specifically the following: 

For any additional information call us at 02476 363 663 or email us at [email protected] 

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What do we offer?

Our course is a City & Guilds Level 2 qualification and is benchmarked at the same level as a GCSE A-C grade.

As training providers, the most important thing for us is that, by the end of the course, we will have built your confidence to start working and completing your own projects. Here at CBWA we employ only the best tutors: friendly, time-served & professional tradespeople who have decades of trade experience.  Therefore, our tutors have up to date industry knowledge and lots of experience in training people which they can pass on to our students. 

Our bricklaying courses have a maximum of 10 students at a time, so that each student gets enough guidance and tuition from our tutors, ensuring you pass the course with all of the required knowledge and understanding, as it allows you to ask questions and get plenty of one-to-one instruction. 

Expert Instruction: Learn from industry experts and seasoned professionals who bring a wealth of experience to the classroom, providing invaluable insights and practical knowledge.

Cutting-edge Facilities: Immerse yourself in a state-of-the-art learning environment equipped with the latest tools and technologies, mirroring real-world construction sites.

Hands-on Training: Develop proficiency through hands-on practice, ensuring you master essential bricklaying skills and techniques under the guidance of our skilled instructors.

Industry-Recognised Qualifications: Upon successful completion, you'll earn industry-recognised qualifications, enhancing your employability and credibility in the construction sector.

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What happens after?

Upon completion, this City & Guilds Level 2 industry recognised course will grant you an extremely wide and complete understanding of the skills and knowledge required on how to start working as a bricklayer, as the course is specifically designed for students with little to no experience.  Furthermore, due to the practical experience & theory taught by our professional tutors you will be able to further apply for a NVQ Level 2 and then for a blue CSCS card once you are working on site.

To obtain a green operatives CSCS card, you must pass the Health & Safety CSCS test. Check out our 1 day Site Safety Course with a Test INCLUDED

If you do not wish to pursue a career in bricklaying, or if the theoretical side of this course is not for you, but you still wish to learn bricklaying for your DIY projects, add another trade to your skillset or home renovations, and join our Intensive Bricklaying Course! It covers the most important techniques of the basic practical skills needed to complete bricklaying projects and is 100% hands on. 

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Additional Information

Module Overview: Dive into a structured curriculum covering foundational and advanced aspects of bricklaying, including mortar techniques, brick cutting, and the construction of intricate designs.

Practical Application: Put theory into practice with hands-on projects that simulate real-world construction scenarios, allowing you to develop and refine your skills in a controlled environment.

Safety Protocols: Prioritise safety with our comprehensive safety modules, ensuring you are well-versed in industry-standard safety practices, and creating a secure work environment.

Prerequisites: Familiarise yourself with the prerequisites for the course, ensuring you have the foundational knowledge required to maximise your learning experience.

Embark on a transformative learning journey with CBWA's Level 2 Bricklaying Course, where excellence meets hands-on training in the heart of the Midlands. Master the art of bricklaying and propel your career in construction to new heights.

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