Introduction to Bricklaying and Construction Site Operations

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


This is a practical course which gives you a great introduction to working in construction together with introducing you to skill of bricklaying. The focus will be on learning different skills needed to work on a construction site, such as measurement techniques, working with hand and power tools, mixing mortar and concrete, learning about different types of building materials, how to work safely at height and health and safety considerations when working in a construction environment.

In bricklaying you will learn different types of brickwork bonds – how to lay bricks to give strength or a specific decorative effect. You might also have the chance to put your new skills into action, with a real craft project. This could be in the local community, or it might be a project you carry out in college - whatever the project, we’ll make sure employers get to see your project and the new skills you’ve got.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Entry subject to interview.

Progression Routes

Progression on to a range of relevant courses at SCQF Level 5; employment or an apprenticeship.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

18 weeks



SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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