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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. The course is approximately 25% classroom-based and 75% practical, and also includes a certain amount of home study that takes approximately 2 hours per week. 

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. 


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.


Course Content

UNIT 201 – Health & Safety 
Learning Outcomes

1. Health and Safety regulations, roles and responsibilities

2. Accident and emergency evacuation procedures and documentation

3. How to identify hazards in the workplace

4. Health and welfare in the workplace

5. How to handle materials and equipment safely

6. Access equipment and working at heights

7. Work with electrical equipment in the workplace

8. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

9. The cause of fire and fire emergency procedures

UNIT 202 – Principles of Construction 
Learning Outcomes

1. How to select types of building information

2. Environmental considerations in relation to construction

3. The construction of foundations

4. The construction of internal and external walls

5. The construction of floors

6. The construction of roofs

7. How to communicate in the workplace

UNIT 204 – Building Solid Walling, Isolated and Attached Piers 
Learning Outcomes

1. How to plan and select resources for practical tasks

2. Be able to plan and select resources for practical tasks

3. How to erect solid walling to required specification

4. Be able to erect solid walling to required specification

5. How to erect isolated and attached piers to required specification

6. Be able to erect isolated and attached piers to required specification

UNIT 205 – Interpreting Working Drawings to set out Masonry Structures 
Learning Outcomes

1. How to interpret information to establish setting-out requirements

2. Be able to establish setting out requirements

3. How to prepare construction sites for setting-out activities

4. Be able to prepare construction sites for setting out activities

5. How to select resources for setting-out work

6. Be able to select resources for setting out work

7. How to set out regular-shaped masonry structures on level ground

UNIT 206 – Construct Cavity Walling forming Masonry Structures
Learning Outcomes

1. How to plan and select resources for practical tasks

2. Be able to plan and select resources for practical tasks

3. How to erect cavity walling to required specification

4. Be able to erect cavity walling to required specification

5. How to form openings in cavity walling

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.


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

  • 3 practical exams, which include:  
  • 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.

Schedule & Duration:

  • 8 weeks Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm (breaks included


For this course, we usually have: 

  • theory lessons in the morning 
  • practical work in the afternoons


Equipment & Facilities

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

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.




Price includes VAT.

*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 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: 

Course Information 

Practical Task Manual 

Qualification Handbook 


For any additional information submit an inquiry through our system here , or call us at 02476 363 663 or email us at [email protected] 

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