This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

This level 1 Award in brickwork is a first choice course for individuals looking for a change in career. This course will help to develop some of the skills of working as a bricklayer in the construction industry. 

What you will study

The Level 1 Award in brickwork will help to develop the skills required for plaster boarding and skimming. An example of units covered are;

  • Health & safety in construction
  • Constructing half brick walling
  • Constructing block walling

This qualification will be assessed through practical assessments and a theory assessment for the Health & Safety unit.

On completion of the Level 1 Award students can progress onto the New Foundation Qualifications that are planned to be delivered in September.

Additionally learners are required to have their own safety boots before starting the course. The boots can be bought from any retailer.

Course fee per year

Part-time enrolment fee: £40.00

Entry requirements

No experience in construction is required, we will gauge your enthusiasm and commitment at interview stage

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.

Career prospects & further study


According to Lightcast 2022 data, the construction sector is due to grow by 9.1% in the Cardiff Capital Region between 2022-2026, with an average wage over £30,000 per year.

After completing this course you can go on to complete the full 2-year Extended Diploma. Many students progress onto courses at university, others go directly into employment. CAVC offers a HNC in Sport Coaching which if competed successfully leads on to a top up at Cardiff Metropolitan University to complete the full degree course.


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

Dumballs Road,
CF10 5FE

Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ