NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying (OSAT)

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

There are start dates for this course throughout the year. Please apply and at your interview we can place you on a course that meets your requirements.

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About this course

This course is suitable for people who have 3 to 5 years site experience in Bricklaying and are currently working in the industry.

The NVQ Level 2 Diploma has been developed in a way so that you can achieve your qualifications in your work environment.

The qualification enables you to demonstrate your skills, knowledge, understanding and to demonstrate your competence in the work environment.

What you will learn

Mandatory units covered on the course include:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace

You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:

  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
  • Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace
  • Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace
  • Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace
  • Installing Drainage in the Workplace
  • Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
  • Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace
Learning style

You will be learning while working with a team of Bricklaying assessors who have a vast amount of up to date industry, teaching and assessing experience.


Training and assessment will be carried out on the site where you are working.

Various assessment methods are used by the Assessor to check your site based practical and job knowledge. You will need to generate relevant evidence from the site to meet the performance criteria.

Your employer is required to provide support to you to help you create a range of work in order to generate site-based evidence for your portfolio.

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for students who have 3 to 5 years site experience in Bricklaying. You must currently be working in the industry.

Course length & fees
  • Fees: £1,500
  • Course Length: 1 year
  • Campus: Workplace
What next?

Students who successfully complete this course will have an opportunity to progress on to Level 3 NVQ Diploma.