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National Craft Certificate Apprenticeship in Brickwork & Stonelaying


The Bricklaying component of a house or building is usually the most visual aspect that people will see. The main responsibility for the bricklayer is to construct masonry components accurately and neatly according to the plans, which can often contain quite technical details.

No two projects are ever the same so the bricklayer has to be able to adapt their thinking and often find solutions to problems efficiently and effectively.


The bricklayer will interpret drawings, set out and measure, construct and finish to a high standard. They will begin with exceptional planning and scheduling skills, and continue work with concentration, precision, accuracy, and attention to detail to achieve an excellent finished project. They will work safely and tidily, with resilience and endurance.

Whether it is the brick work of a pathway, a wall or a house that next catches your eye, look closely at the expert work. In what you see, the outstanding bricklayer has demonstrated their keen skills in organization, communication, creativity and design, problem solving, and accuracy.

Apprenticeship Training Programme:

DIT deliver the advanced off block phases of the apprenticeship at 4 and 6 which involve:

Phase 4: Delivered in DIT (10 weeks)
Course Content:

  • Kerblaying & Paving
  • File Openings, Flues & Chimneys
  • Decorative Brickwork
  • Arch & Timber Frame Construction

Phase 6: Delivered DIT (10 weeks)
Course Content:

  • Arch Construction
  • Decorative Brickwork & Tiling
  • Stonework & Cladding

Personal Qualities

The Bricklayer must have the ability to: 

  • Plan and organise 
  • Communicate effectively 
  • Solve problems 
  • Work independently and as part of a team 
  • Show a positive attitude 
  • Recognise the need for good customer relations 

Demonstrate good work practices including time keeping, tidiness, responsibility, quality awareness and safety awareness