Intensive 10-day Bricklaying Course.  Limited Spaces

completed brick wall with decorative panel and pointed

Bricklaying Course Learner Review

It is a good environment to work in with top quality instructors. I found the course was delivered to an extrmely high standard from day 1. Thanks for a great week. It has been a pleasure to be on the course and gain so much theory and practical knowledge. Thanks.

Colin Richardson, Bricklaying Course

You are welcome to arrange to visit our centre to see one of our bricklaying courses in action and see the high standard of work that all learners achieve.  Our  courses are limited to 10 people and they fill up quickly so visit now and book a place.  Join thousands of satisfied customers who have learned a trade with us.

This 10 day bricklaying course is aimed at giving you the skills to complete a number of bricklaying projects after your training. Your training will include building brick walls, block walls, attached piers, cavity walls and decorative finishes.

This bricklaying course, as with all our training courses, is intensive and aimed at providing you with as much quality training as possible in the time you are at the centre, therefore you will spend every hour of every day learning and practicing.

This bricklaying course is practical based and classroom time is kept to a minimum.

Spaces are limited to 8 people on a course at any one time and each person will have all tools and materials provided.

You will complete 10 days of bricklaying training and you will be supplied with all tools and materials throughout the course.  The photos on this page better explain the brick and blockwork projects that you will complete during the course.

During this course you will complete the following to a high standard;

  • Hand and power tools used within bricklaying so that you are confident in using them which will improve the quality of your work and the time it takes
  • Materials– understand the different materials used within bricklaying
  • Demonstrate planning, organising and setting out a work area 
  • Build 4″ and 9″ brick walls, 90corners and attached piers
  • Build block walls
  • Build cavity walls including ties and damp proof course
  • Understand different bonds
  • Demonstrate producing neat and tidy cuts to bricks
  • Demonstrate pointing and finishing
  • Discuss popular building projects and go throught the stages step by step
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise. You will also be provided with support after completing your course and you are able to contact your tutor by email, phone or call into the training centre to discuss your queries.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never here anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’; we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course.if you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.

This bricklaying course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in bricklaying and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our bricklaying courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

Our bricklaying courses are suitable for people who wish to learn a new trade so they can change their career, for existing tradespeople to learn additional skills, for people who wish to learn the skills to complete bricklaying work on their own properties and for people who wish to learn a trade to supplement their income.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable please arrange to visit our centre when a bricklaying course is running to speak with staff and see the high standard of work produced by all learners on the course.  If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call, to answer any questions you have.

Our bricklaying courses are taught by an experienced bricklayer who has over 30 years experience in the trade.

All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give us a call.

So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade at a centre where they know what they are doing and will help you succeed give us a call.

Support provided when choosing a course

We will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to. We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.

Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.

We would like to invite you to attend the training centre to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners. We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course. When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money or used limited funding to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.

One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.

During Training

During your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.

If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.

If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.

We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.

After Training

We will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course. For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.

Your tutors will give you their contact telephone numbers and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give them a call. It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away from the centre.

The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

Learning a new skill was what I needed to better my chances for a career change.  The tutor and college made every aspect of the course interesting/useful from start to finish.  Probably one of the most understanding companies I’ve come across. Helped me with health issues whilst on course – Martin Pearson

The course is 10 days in duration, Monday to Thursday from 9am until 5pm and Fridays from 9am until 1pm.

Our centre based in Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 2DJ.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.

The cost of this bricklaying course is £995 INC VAT. You only need to bring yourself, work clothes and footwear and your lunch, we will provide everything else.

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £150 to secure your place on our plastering course and full payment as per our booking terms and conditions.

You can pay for this bricklaying course either via bank transfer, debit or credit card.

You can attend this 10 day bricklaying course as part of an ELC course.  If you have ELC funding available due to leaving the armed forces please contact us as we have specific ELC approved courses available.

Our training centre is based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 2DJ.  We have no other training centres anywhere else in the UK and we are not associated with any other training providers.

There are several hotels and B&Bs within 5/10 miles of our training centre.

Below is feedback from people who have attended our bricklaying courses.  All feedback forms from everyone who completes our courses are available at the centre.

Great course, very worthwhile, I have learnt a lot, thank you. What I like about the college is: Approchable staff, lifelike scenarios, intensive training and realistic working environment. Mr Bevington, Bricklaying course

What I like about the college is: Professional and friendly tutors who have a vast knowledge of their trade and are always keen to impart that knowledge. Very good continually improving facility. Lee is a very good tutor who made us feel relaxed yet made sure that we acheived the objectives. Mr Tibbetts. Bricklaying course

It is a good environment to work in with top quality instructors. I found the course was delivered to an extrmely high standard from day 1. Thanks for a great week. It has been a pleasure to be on the course and gain so much theory and practical knowledge. Thanks. Colin Richardson, Bricklaying course

I like that the course and tutor were so helpful and willing to share their knowledge. I enjoyed the practical knowledge I gained. Carl Robinson, Bricklaying

Everyone is extremely helpful and nice and easy to get on with. Everyone is very knowledgeable and steers you in the right direction. The whole courser has been useful from learning all the tools to finishing and building the cavity wall. Paul Button, Bricklaying course

Friendly and knowledgeable staff and well equipped work areas. I found every part of the course interesting and useful especially the building models. Paul Shepard, Bricklaying

If you wish to book onto a bricklaying course please contact us either via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or call 01782 837007.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 8 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Also it is worth noting that as we are flexible with customers, we do allow them to change course dates and so spaces may become available before we have had time to update the website.  It is worth adding your details to our reserve list as we will contact people on the list first to offer new spaces.  To be added to our reserve list, email your contact details to enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk

Start Date
May 9th 2022 – full, reserve list available
June 20th 2022 – full, reserve list available
September 12th 2022 – full, reserve list available
October 24th 2022 – full, reserve list available
March 27th 2023
May 8th 2023
June 19th 2023
September 11th 2023
October 23rd 2023

You are Taught by Experienced Tradespeople.

Our bricklaying courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by experienced bricklayers.  We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any bricklaying training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

More Training for your Money.

Less classroom time, more tools in hands time.  Although our bricklaying courses are short they are very intensive and you will be laying bricks on day 1.  The only way you are going to learn to bricklaying is by having a trowel in your hand and practicing, practicing, practicing.

It is also important when completing a bricklaying course that you are taught by an experienced bricklayer and you complete a range of practical tasks to give you the confidence to complete bricklaying work when you leave the centre.  When deciding on which training centre to attend take the time to compare sizes of training bays and visit a centre when a course is on to speak with learners and see the standard of with the produce. 

Regular Start Dates.

We have bricklaying courses starting throughout the year.  We do not close for bank holidays, half terms, college summer holidays.  We only close for two weeks at Christmas.  Please feel free to contact Dave on 01782 837007 or via enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or dave.hare@tradeteacher.co.uk and he will work with you to plan dates.

I thoroughly enjoyed the course.  An excellent mix of theory and practical.  Good use of anecdotes to add to learning.  The instructor is experienced and time served.  I would recommend the course to others. Richard Scott, 10 day bricklaying course

You learn quite a lot in such a short time, the tutor is always there to answer any questions.  I liked how relaxed everyone is, everyone has a laugh.  Being the only female I was a bit worried and felt intimidated, but every man on the bricklaying course made me feel welcome and at ease, no one judged me.  I’m really happy.  I would recommend this course. Kirsty Dale, 10 day bricklaying course

Excellent tuition by an experienced instructor.  Great feedback and on on one instruction.  Great course!  I have recommended it to numerous people who are now booked on. Karl Foster, 10 day bricklaying course

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More about us and our bricklaying courses.

Our bricklaying courses are taught by very experienced bricklayers who have 30+ years experience working as a bricklayer and running their own business. All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give them a call. So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade, at our a centre our tutors they know what they are doing and will help you succeed.  We have many, many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do.

Our bricklaying training courses are ideal if you wish to learn to complete a number of bricklaying jobs, as they have been designed by experienced and qualified bricklayers and are aimed at giving you knowledge and skills in bricklaying as well as the confidence to use your bricklaying skills. You are taught the skills you need to complete the majority of bricklaying work that customer want you to complete.

Our bricklaying courses are intensive but taught in a relaxed, friendly and professional manner by experienced bricklayers who are approved to deliver training. We will fully support you when you finish your training course so you will be confident using your new found skills, after completing any bricklaying training with us you are able to call into the centre or contact your tutor directly to discuss anything that you covered on your course.

We are based in the Midlands and close to major motorways, train stations and airports. Local accommodation is available at a reduced rate and we can advice and/or arrange this if you wish. People travel from throughout the UK for our construction courses.  People have travelled from Manchester, Kent, South Shields, Liverpool, North East, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Scotland, North Wales, Leeds, Derby, West Midlands, Bristol and the North West to attend our plastering, plumbing, tiling, carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying and electrical courses.  We have also had people fly in from Ireland, France, Spain, Canary Islands, Germany, USA, Australia and Brunei to attend a course with us.  We are definitely worth travelling to – you are investing in your future.

Our training centre in Stoke-on-Trent has approx 10,000 square feet of purpose built training facilities.

The courses on offer are ideal to help you achieve your aims be they:

  • You may be an experienced trades person wishing to add new skills to your portfolio or needing to achieve relevant qualifications, or
  • You may be interested in a career change or wish to earn an additional income and have no previous experience, or
  • You may be facing redundancy and need to re-train to start a new career, or
  • You may be part of an organisation who wish to train their staff to increase confidence and build a multi skilled workforce, or
  • You wish to learn a trade to enable you to complete work of a high standard on your own property or for family members

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