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Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in Maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level or Foundation Studies course

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Full time

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1 academic year 

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Key features and Benefits

  • Master your craft in our dedicated Construction Centre, featuring fully equipped workshop facilities
  • Benefit from long standing partnerships with some of the industry’s biggest names including Howdens, Jewson and Seddon
  • Learn from tutors who have a wealth of industry and experience
  • Take part in exciting work placements within the Construction industry.

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This course provides an ideal introduction to the construction industry and covers essential skill in a variety of construction trades including carpentry and joinery, plumbing, tiling and health and safety. There will be a range of teaching methods used, which may include classroom teaching, open learning and practical workshop sessions.

What will I study?

  • The course structure is broken down into units, you will study:

    • Joinery
    • Tiling
    • Carpentry
    •  Plumbing
    • Health & Safety

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs at Grade E/2 in Maths and English Language or completion of an Entry Level or Foundation Studies course.

What can I do next?

This qualification may then provide a steppingstone into an apprenticeship or other Level 2 qualifications for example in, brickwork, carpentry, joinery or plumbing.

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Career Options


Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework. They might also refurbish brickwork and masonry on restoration projects. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect job for you.

To become a bricklayer, you will need to be able to read plans. You’ll also need to be able to work in a well organised way.

You may not need formal qualifications to become a bricklayer, but employers usually want people who have some on-site experience. Some building companies may want you to have GCSEs in subjects like maths and English.

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99.7% Overall BTEC Pass Rate

Blackburn College August 2021 Results
  • Ofsted Good
  • Lancaster University.
  • University of South Wales.
  • University of Central Lancashire.
  • Skills for Health Quality Mark
  • Advance HE.
  • University of the Arts London.
  • Disability Confident Employer.