Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Bricklaying Basics - DIY

Science Park Campus, Kings Hedges Road

Course Code:CC9BLC
Start Date:20/04/2021
End Date:25/05/2021
Start Time:18:00
End Time:20:30


Course Overview

The course will cover the history of brickwork, mortar and safe tool use and types of construction. It also covers Health and Safety, mortar mixes including additives, types of bricks and bonds, using a trowel and making a roll, building a deadman, improving trowel skills, buttering ends and vertical joints, using string-line and level, building a pyramid wall, cutting bricks, building walls with stop end and walls with corners and larger wall areas.

Students must wear steel toe capped footwear (this is essential to participate in the course), old clothes or overalls, and plaster gloves if required to protect hands.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Use this course to gain an insight into the Construction Leisure courses and progress onto another course such as Change it Yourself, Plumbing or Woodcrafts.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Ask at the Hub on the main mall for further information on how we can help you achieve your goals.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete a CRC Enrolment Form, which can be downloaded from our website Download here. The Enrolment Form can also be found in the back of our part-time prospectus or contact us via email

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status