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Bricklaying - January Start NPA

(SCQF level 5)

Construction Crafts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

10th Jan 2022, 1 year


City Campus


You'll study the practical and theoretical aspects of Bricklaying, which will prepare you for working in the Construction Industry. You'll also develop transferable skills such as numeracy and efficient working practices which will help you to get a job in this field.

You'll receive a National Progression Award in Construction from the Scottish Qualification Authority on successful completion of this course.  This is a recognised National Qualification in Construction.

This course runs for 6 months from January to June.

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This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must demonstrate an interest in Bricklaying AND have
    • One National 4 qualification; OR
    • Other equivalent qualifications or experience.

Additional selection requirements

You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.  Where COVID restrictions are in place we will invite you to either a video meeting, telephone conference call or make an offer based on your application form.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

You'll study:

  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
  • Half Brick Walling: An Introduction.
  • One Brick Walling: An Introduction.
  • Fundamentals of Cavity Walling.
  • Block Walling: An Introduction.
  • Simple Arch Construction.
  • Simple Decorative Brickwork.
  • Numeracy.
  • Sustainability.
  • Construction Occupation Practices.

After the course


This course will prepare you for a career in Bricklaying.

Continuing study

There may also be the opportunity to progress onto other National Qualification courses.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    10th Jan 2022
    End Date:
    17th Jun 2022
  • Location:
    City Campus