• LevelLevel 1
  • Duration1 Year


This course is good for students wanting to enter the Building Industry who want to learn the basics of brickwork. The course will include theory and practical sessions in: General Core Units: - Carry out safe working practices in construction. - Information, quantities and communicating with others. - Building methods and construction technology. Occupation Units: - Carry out basic block laying skills. - Carry out basic bricklaying skills. - Carry out basic cavity walling. - Contribute to setting out and building basic masonry structures up to damp course level.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

September - June

Entry requirements

You must undertake a successful interview.

Coursework, practical and written examinations, GOLA on-line exam.

Upon successful completion of your Brickwork Level 1 Retrain course, you can progress to further study at the College on the Level 2 Brickwork Retrain course, or an NVQ Level 2 qualification if employment is gained with a Brickwork company.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Construction students will have the opportunity to work in state of the art workshops, and have access to a real life outdoor construction site. This realistic work environment allows students to gain practical experience in constructing a single story dwelling which is built from foundations up to the roof.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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