• What will I learn?

        You’ll begin by studying the basics of working with a trowel and building simple walls before progressing onto more complicated techniques like cavity walls. You’ll also be taught how to create decorative features, set out complex structures and projecting brickwork in our large workshops.

        You could also improve your skills in painting and decorating or plastering repairs too. Health, safety and welfare will be a key part of your programme too.

        English and maths will also feature in your study programme, ensuring you’ve got the literacy and numeracy skills employers are looking for.

        You could also consider a Bricklaying apprenticeship too!

      • Why choose a MidKent College Bricklaying study programme?

        The government’s plan to build more homes is fantastic news if you are interested in working in the construction industry. These study programmes are ideal for progressing students who want to become skilled craftspeople and mature students who want to formalise their career. We work closely with the National Construction Skills awarding body to ensure our programmes meet the requirements of the construction industry.

      • How is English & maths involved?

        If you’re 16-18 years old English and maths will be a key part of your study programme. You’ll study both subjects at a level which is appropriate to you. You’ll then be able to apply these skills at work by communicating your ideas to your colleagues and measuring the quantities of materials needed.

      • Is an apprenticeship available?

        Yes the College does offer an apprenticeship in Bricklaying at the Maidstone Campus.

      • What have your past students gone on to do?

        Successful students have progressed into employment within the construction industry.

      • What facilities are available?

        You’ll use our fantastic and well-equipped workshop facilities housed at our Medway and Maidstone campuses. You’ll also gain experience outside of College with projects in the local community.

      • What can I do afterwards?

        You’ll have the skills and knowledge to go onto careers such as a stone mason, foreman or bricklayer. You could also have the opportunity to become a supplier, restoration specialist or enter management. 

      • What’s the difference between a Bricklaying course and a study programme?

        Traditionally you may have studied a Bricklaying course, where you would only study the qualification, such as trowel work, cavity walls and decorative features. A Bricklaying study programme is so much more than a Bricklaying course!

        This change to study programmes is due to national feedback from employers saying young people need to have more than just a “qualification”; they need to have the skills to work in their chosen industry. A study programme encompasses the subject qualification, English and maths skills as well as work experience and personal development skills. You can read more about study programmes here.

      • Contact us

        By phone: 01634 402020

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