• Construction
  • Part-Time Day and Day Release
  • Brickwork
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)


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Intro to the course:

The aims of the Professional Development Award are to develop your advanced knowledge, understanding and skills in bricklaying. An example of some of the units are:

  • arch construction
  • architectural and feature work
  • curved walls on plan and elevation
  • technical communications skills 
  • setting out and establishing levels

HNC (SCQF Level 7)

Study mode
Part-Time Day and Day Release

Start date

Who is the course for?

The Advanced Craft Bricklaying PDA 7 is suitable for:

  • Apprentices - 3rd year onwards
  • experienced individuals in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • candidates who wish to start their own business

What will I study?

  • you'll learn the practical skills and knowledge to help to support and develop and build on your existing skillset.
  • development of advanced knowledge and skills in Bricklaying, developing professional effectiveness in construction craft industry. 
  • application of candidate’s knowledge of new technologies and practices providing specialised bricklaying studies which are directly relevant to the individual vocations which candidates are aspiring towards. 
  • enabling candidates to make an immediate contribution in employment in the building industry. Underpinning practical Bricklaying experience in the workplace.
  • providing increased articulation and opportunities for progression to HNC Construction

Next step course options

Articulation to HNC Construction Management

How will I be assessed?

On-going written and practical assessments

Why should I choose this course?

There is a continual demand for skilled construction workers, particularly an increasing demand for skilled bricklayers.

You'll gain skills and practical experience in our purpose-built on-campus industry standard workshops. 

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to jobs such as: 

  • site management, trainee or assistant route 
  • self-employment
  • supervisory or charge-hand roles

What are the entry requirements?

This award was developed for candidates to advance their craft skills and give increased flexibility and options for those who wish to progress into supervision, management or technician areas roles. 

It is expected that candidates who are working through their Modern Apprenticeship would undertake this course alongside experienced workers out-with the Modern Apprenticeship. This would allow employers and candidates to take advantage of increased hand skills and/or progression opportunities.

  • progression from Modern Apprenticeship - continuing
  • Modern Apprentice - returning
  • relevant industry experience - acceptance will be dependent on interview

What are the interview arrangements?

Offers made will be based on your application.  Those who do not meet the minimum entry requirements will be invited for an individual interview. 

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for block release:

There may be help available to assist with your study related costs. Impartial, confidential help and advice on financial matters is available from the Student Funding Team - including Bursaries, Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA), Student Awards Agency for Scotland, Student Loans Company and student support funds.

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Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Part-Time Day and Day Release Start date 07/10/2024 Duration less than 12 weeks
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