Sheaf Specialist Vocational College

Bricklaying for Beginners

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Course Description

The Bricklaying Course for Garden Walls is for people with little or no experience. The course enables individuals to learn how to do a wide range of walls typically found in hard landscaping or gardening projects, as well as boundary walls.


Courses of this type are not for those looking to become a professional bricklayer, but for those looking to add bricklaying to an existing business, or for those looking to tackle ambitious DIY projects to high standards, incorporating architectural decorative features such as pillars, curves and patterns.


Who Is It For?

Individuals looking to save money on property development and DIY projects.
Existing professionals looking to add bricklaying skills to existing trades, such or gardening, to increase earnings.
People who do not require a qualification.
Complete beginners, those without experience.


Practical Bricklaying Skills Covered:

How to set out bricklaying projects.

How to work with different bonds, including Stretcher, Flemish and English.
How part-bricks are used, for example half and quarter bats, closures and headers.
How to create a gauge rod to match existing structures.
How to use lines, pins and levels.
How to use trowels and set up spot boards.
How to build walls and pillars.
How to use a cement mixer.
How to mix mortar.
How to incorporate decorative patterns.
A freestyle day when you can try out parts of your own projects or ideas.
How to point and dress a wall.
How to incorporate soldier courses and capping.

Other Non-practical Topics Covered:

Health and Safety
Materials Handling
Essential tools and equipment


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About You

Please note that due to HM Government funding rules, we need to know your age to check your eligibility for our courses. If you would like to find out more, please contact us


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Sheaf Training

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T: +44 (0) 114 4031007



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