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There are few jobs that allow you to say “I made that!” with your work remaining for years to come. The bricklaying industry is always expanding so your career prospects will be high and the skills you learn at Boston College will put you in demand!

Learn skills such as masonry, cladding, cavity walling, decorative brickwork, setting out structures, how to construct attached and isolated piers and solid walling. You will also study the built environment including regulations, sustainability and renewable energies.

Practical skills and techniques are taught in our large, fully equipped workshop, where you’ll use industry standard tools and materials. You will get to visit real working sites where possible and may even have the chance to practice new skills on real buildings.

You’ll be trained by lecturers who are qualified tradespeople with up-to-date professional experience they can share to ensure that once qualified, you’re ready to start your career.
Simple EARN whilst you LEARN!

Get out into the world of work and gain qualifications relevant to the job and to your future by training through a Bricklaying Apprenticeship.

Click here to find out more and view our current vacancies!

Alternatively click on ‘Apprenticeships’ below to read all about the Apprenticeship courses that we have available within Bricklaying.

If you are aged between 16-24 years old, with qualifications lower than Level 3, a Traineeships is a great stepping stone that can lead to an Apprenticeship or employment. Click here for more information.
If your son, daughter or ward is currently a Bricklaying student at Boston College, and you have a question or query, you can contact Louise Griffen, Programme Area Manager for Bricklaying by emailing

Case studies

Sam De Guzman

I’ve always wanted to be a bricklayer, and after coming to an Open Event I was really impressed with the facilities and the atmosphere here at Boston College. Read more...

Dominic Ford

I chose to go straight in to an Apprenticeship instead of staying in full time education because I wanted to learn practical skills from on-the-job training. Read more...

Department news

New Principal for Boston College

Following the retirement of Principal Amanda Mosek, Boston College has announced the appointment of Jo Maher, new Principal and Chief Executive, who joins the team from Reaseheath College in Cheshire where she was Assistant Principal.


Career Corner

  • Bricklayer
  • Stonemason
  • Builder
  • Site Manager
  • Estimator
  • Restorer
  • Conservationalist
  • Construction Technician