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NOCN Diploma, Level 2


As part of this course, you will learn about building construction, block work and brickwork skills, as well as how and why building components are constructed. You will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills for a career in the industry.

The college has close links to construction companies and has a work placement programme and construction projects where students get the opportunity to experience commercial construction work conditions.

Mandatory Units:

Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace Understanding Information, Quantities and Communication Understanding Construction Technology Set out Masonry Construct Solid Walling Construct Cavity Walling Optional Units:

You must choose one (or both) to complete framework

• Construct Masonry Cladding (Optional)
• Construct Thin Joint Masonry (Optional)

Many of our students progress onto the Apprentice Level 2 NVQ, or Bricklaying Level 3 Diploma / NVQ, or BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment (providing you have achieved Grade 4 or above in GCSE Maths and English).

Potential Careers

  • Bricklayer
  • Foreman Bricklayer
  • Self-employed Bricklayer
  • Site Manager

Standard Level 2 entry requirements apply – Four GCSE passes at Grade 3, one of which will be in English or Maths. You may also have a Level 1 Diploma in Basic Construction Skills. A basic understanding and experience of Bricklaying or the construction industry and an interest in learning about working in the construction industry.

50% coursework - Practical Exam x 4. 25% - Theory Exam x 7/8 25% Exam

Where can it lead?