Introduction to Bricklaying

West Suffolk College - The Milburn Centre
Start Date
20 February 2018
18:00 - 21:00


Come and learn the basic skills in bricklaying at the West Suffolk College Millburn Centre’s modern fully equipped brickwork shop whether to upskill existing skills or to learn new ones to build that home project in brickwork, come to the Millburn’s Centre to learn from the professionals the basics skills of bricklaying on a very practical course were you can learn in an encouraging and friendly environment, building up your skills and confidence to build your own project or towards the start a new and exciting career as a bricklayer. While the ten week evening course is only a taster with a certificate of attendance, the aim of the course is to cover the very basic skills in brickwork yet be flexible enough to meet the individual needs, skills and aspirations of its students. Giving an introduction into the craft of bricklaying which can lead on to other courses at the Milburn Centre and to formal industry recognized qualifications.

Entry Requirements


Suitable For


Course Content

At the end of the course the student should be able to: - 1 Recognize and name basic bricklaying tools. 2 Understand basic brickwork terminology. 3 Position bricks and mortar-board ready to use, in relation to the wall being built. 4 Prepare, mark, cut, & dress a brick using hand tools. 5 Roll and spread mortar to form a 10mm bed. 6 Lay bricks and blocks to a line. 7 Use a tape measure to gauge brick courses. 8 Use a spirit level to level and plumb brickwork. 9 Point and joint up brickwork using a half round jointing iron. 10 Use a builder’s square to set out 90degree corner. 11 Build a small half brick wall with returns, incorporating broken bond. 12 Basic setting out a small square building 13 How to transfer levels using straight edge and level and pegs 14 Set out Basic brick bonds - Stretcher, English and Flemish bonds 15 Build a Basic blockwork corner and wall

Equipment Required

Students need to provide and wear steel toe cap safety boots for the workshop. Recommend overalls, builder’s gloves, minimum 3 m tape measure, pen and paper.

Course ID
Leisure Learning
Not Defined
10 weeks

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