SVQ in Bricklaying (Construction) at SCQF Level 6 (8173)

Last Updated: 13 Nov 2017
This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in Bricklaying. 
Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn skills in Bricklaying and progress through an apprenticeship, working towards becoming a master craftsman.

This qualification is for candidates who work or want to work as a Bricklayer in the Construction Sector in Scotland. 
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment, an apprenticeship and/or career progression in brickwork.

Its content covers the following specialist areas:

  • setting out and erecting masonry and complex masonry structures

It also covers a range of optional areas including:

  • Erecting masonry cladding
  • Erecting thin joint masonry structures
  • Place and and finish non-specialist concrete
  • Maintaining slate and tile roofing
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures
  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes
  • Applying solid render to background surfaces and produce finishes
  • Installing drainage


What Careers Can This Lead To?

It allows candidates to progress into employment and can lead to a variety of careers in the construction industry, with a focus on bricklaying. It can also lead onto other SVQ qualifications in the construction trades.

Bricklayers can have a varied career working on new builds, refurbishments or in specialist areas.

After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?
To deliver this qualification, new centres will need to gain both centre and qualification approval.  Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements of this qualification and ensure that they have suitably qualified staff with occupational expertise, and appropriate resources. 


SVQ in Bricklaying (Construction) at SCQF Level 6 (8173-01)
Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2022

SVQ in Bricklaying (Construction) at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: GN1X46 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2024 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Qualification fees in the UK: £114.00 Our typical price is the one that is most often paid by a centre for a completed learner. Some prices are made up of multiple charging points so action like taking difference units or specialisms to complete and resitting assessments may mean the cost for some learners differs.

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Interested in delivering this qualification?

Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form