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Brickwork First Step (Short Course)(September Start)

Construction Trades

Course ID: 169284

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • A course designed to help you learn the demands of Brickwork, or to improve your pre-existing skills.
  • Work at your own pace on challenging but enjoyable projects.
  • 8 week course.
  • Takes place 5:30pm-8:00pm.
  • Recieve support and guidance from our experienced teaching staff.
  • Learn in an inclusive and respectful environment.

What to expect from the course

Do you want to learn a new skill? How about bricklaying?

The course is designed to enable you to develop their skills in the following areas:

• H&S
• Basic trowel skills – rolling and spreading mortar, buttering bricks, running to a line and jointing.
• Brickwork skills gauge, level, plumb and range.
• Brickwork knowledge- basic bonds and methods of work

At your own pace, you'll work on various projects over the 8 week course. This is a full cost course at £280. The course runs in the evening from 5.30-8.00 for 8 weeks.


First Step into Brickwork College Certificate

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

The course can lead to a fulltime course at construction.

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Learners who want to gain experience of areas within the Construction Industry / improve their own skills.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for23/24 is 280.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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