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Smiling bricklaying student in high vis and hard hat using trowel to cement bricks


Construct Your Career with Brickwork at East Durham College

With construction popping up everywhere around us, there's more demand for experienced bricklayers than ever before.

The construction industry offers fantastic opportunities for qualified bricklayers. A poll by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) found that the average bricklayer salary was £42,034 (2018). Another FMB’s survey, in 2020, found that a highly skilled self employed tradesperson working six days a week will earn on average £53,200 a year.

With a brickwork course at East Durham College, you'll be learning all of the skills you'll need to become a qualified bricklayer, and fantastic industry links mean we work closely with local housing and construction firms to provide progression into some fantastic apprenticeship opportunities to our learners.

Why not get an idea of what bricklaying at EDC is all about by watching our video?

Learn the Ropes in Our Huge Construction Workshop

You need plenty of room to focus on your work in bricklaying, and that's why here at EDC we have an absolutely massive dedicated facility for bricklaying in our Peterlee campus.

Our facilities are packed full of all the tools and resources you'll need during your course, from trowels to essential materials such as the bricks themselves and cement.

A big part of the course is practical work, learning to construct various types of brickwork. You'll learn a wide variety of different techniques from basic trowel techniques all the way up to advanced work such as building axed arches and bulls-eye windows.

Bricklaying students also get access to the college's modern classrooms and computer facilities, so you can learn the theory behind your course at the same time as honing your practical skills.

Take a look at the workshop below using our 360 degree tour.

Learn From Highly Experienced Professionals

At East Durham College, we think you deserve the best tuition around. We employ highly-skilled tradesmen with real experience of working in the construction industry, ensuring that you get an experienced, expert approach to your learning.

Our staff are masters at their crafts, and our bricklaying tutors are on hand, all of the time, to ensure that you learn new skills and build up your confidence as a professional bricklayer.

As well as our staff, the college has excellent links with leading construction companies across the region. These partners give our students great opportunities, including work experience, additional training, site tours and access to the latest products.

Our mission is to turn out confident learners with the highly-accomplished trade skills that the construction industry and today’s employers demand.

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