Studying brickwork at Oaklands College

Brickwork Courses in Hertfordshire

Whether you're looking to gain basic skills in brickwork or would like to build on your current knowledge, our brickwork courses will help you achieve your goals.

We offer recognised qualifications, preparing you for your career in the construction industry. During the course, you will train under a watchful eye of our experience tutors and take advantage of facilities dedicated to training in bricklaying.

Our courses will prepare you to:

  • build and repair walls or chimneys
  • lay brickwork structures
  • work safely and within regulations.

At our College we aim to create opportunities for students to work on real projects, outside of the campus. Recently some of our students built a brick wall in the playground at Redbourn Junior School and we're keen for all our students to work on similar projects during their study.

Apprenticeships are also available.

All of our full time programmes include opportunities to support and enhance your learning so that you can achieve your goals and ambitions. Students enrol on a Study Programme which individualises their education whilst enhancing their employability skills. A Study Programme is made up of four key elements which include a main vocational qualification, the development of English and maths through the study of GCSEs or Functional Skills, Work-related learning through work experience and Personal Development Reviews.

Find a course to suit you from the list below. If you get stuck, don’t worry, help is at hand just call us on 01727 737000 or email

Level 1 Diploma in Brickwork

This course consists of practical, theoretical and associated subjects in Bricklaying. You will learn how to handle and store materials, work efficiently in a team, lay bricks and blocks, mix mortar and work safely in line with regulations. You will study English and Maths at a level appropriate for you as part of this study programme.

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 1Level 1
  • SSt Albans Campus

Level 2 Diploma in Brickwork

1 year full time Level 2 Diploma Award. Core units are: Handle and store materials, Work efficiently. The Trade units are: Setting Out, Constructing Walling Detail plus Health and Safety. Functional Skills in Maths and English will be incorporated into your course along with Personal and Social Development (PSD).

  • Full TimeFull time
  • Duration1YR 1 Year
  • 2Full Level 2
  • SSt Albans Campus


Apprenticeships in Trowel Occupations

An apprenticeship in Trowel Trades will help you develop your skills and knowledge in the construction industry. We offer apprenticeships at Intermediate (Level 2) and Advanced (lLevel 3) levels depending on your prior qualifications and experience. The apprenticeship programme consists of a number of qualifications which include a Technical Certificate, NVQ plus an element of maths and English at the approprate level.

  • Full TimePart TimeFull / Part Time
  • Durationnk nk
  • SSt Albans Campus