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General Building Level 2

General Building Level 2

egg-timerFull Time
arrowLevel 2
hat16-18, Adult FT
calendar1 Year
pinLancaster & Morecambe College
Start date: 02/09/2024

This course is suitable school leavers and adults who wish to work in the construction industry and progress onto an Apprenticeship or further study on a Level 3 related course.

Bricklaying Level 2 is continuously assessed using a range of methods including assignments, practical performance, examination, portfolio presentation and course work, leading to an outcome of an NOCN Level 2 Diploma in Bricklaying.

Course Overview

During the course you will be tested on your theory knowledge as well as completing a practical test to prove your skills.

You will study the following:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction (online test)

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication (online test)

  • Producing thin joint masonry and masonry cladding

  • Building solid walling, isolated and attached piers

  • Interpreting working drawing to set out masonry structures

  • Construct cavity walling forming masonry structure

All LMC students will receive tutorial support and take a programme of Functional Skills including English & Maths.

Progression Routes

Upon course completion many of our students choose to progress onto a Level 3 course, while some students choose to progress straight into full time work or the Level 2 Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

There are a variety of exciting roles within the Bricklaying industry, such as:

  • Construction Site Supervisor

  • Estimating

  • Stone Mason

  • Business Owner

  • Heritage Work

You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in this industry.

Entry Requirements

All students aged 16 -19 are required to study Functional Skills English & Maths qualifications or GCSE English & Maths if not already awarded a grade C/4 or higher in these subjects.

If you have a grade D/3 at GCSE you will study English &/or Maths GCSE. Students with a grade lower than D/3 will work towards GCSE through the study of English & Maths Functional Skills.

Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

How to Apply

If you would like to apply for this course, please click 'Apply' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Admissions Team will be in touch with you.

For more information, advice and guidance please phone Student & Learning Services on 01524 521385 or 0800 306306 or email

Course code: A30028-A1A