ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Cheap, Free, College And Government Funded Bricklaying Courses For The Unemployed

Updated on January 16, 2015

Cheap, Free, College and Government Bricklaying Courses.

Brick laying may be a dieing trade, but there is still enough work out there to accommodate more skilled and qualified brick layers.

There are many courses which offer people a chance to learn how to become a bricklayer. Many, through jargon and a play on words, can leave a trainee frustrated and without the knowledge required to earn a living. Some of the bricklaying courses will relieve you of your money no matter what the outcome.

WARNING - Internet Advertised Cheap Bricklaying Courses

Cheap bricklaying courses which last less than a week and promise the applicant a chance to become self employed are not worth bothering with. No-one can learn all that is required by a bricklayer within a week. The training on these courses is provided by a professional and qualified bricklayer, but the trainee does not learn that much is the short amount of time allocated to each class.

If a cheap bricklaying course does not offer a recognizable qualification at the end of the course, such as an NVQ ( UK) then you should avoid the course. Many courses offer or provide a certification to show that a person has had basic training in brick laying, but nothing more. This will not get you employment with a company and it does not qualify you to start your own business.


Each person entering a construction site in the UK must possess a valid CSCS card. IT IS THE LAW.

Links below for CSCS card mock exams.

Free Link: Case Study mock exam.

College Bricklaying Courses

College bricklaying courses vary in the amenities and timescale offered. Some college courses require you to find a placement. A placement is where you work alongside a trained and qualified bricklayer in order to further your education.

The college will then offer you a one day a week training course to coincide with your placement. This will be fully funded by both the government and your employer.

The bricklaying college course duration is usually two years. At the end you will receive your NVQ ( UK ) and if you wish to take your training further, you can apply for another course. Without a recognised qualification, any training is only classed as manual training, and not enough for any qualification.

The qualification is what the employers will look for when interviewing possible candidates for employment opportunities.

Government Funded Bricklaying Courses

Train to be a bricklayer and a decent annual salary can be earned even if the economic crises continues. Government funded bricklaying courses are difficult to obtain, but are available. They are usually for school leavers aged between 16 - 24 years, but can be obtained by anybody through your local job centre or employment office.

If you do not satifactory answers from your employment officer, try another way. Some private bricklaying companies will advertise free bricklaying courses, sponsored by the local town hall. Get them to arrange the funding on your behalf, most will assist you to ensure they get the grant to train you.

They will assist you with all the necessary paperwork and point you in the right direction.

Manchester Skills Centre

The Manchester Skills Centre can lay on many free courses from bricklaying, mechanics and plastering to IT and hairdressing.

Age or sex is of no concern, anybody in the North West of England can attend this centre, and it's all free. Call them to ask for a centre for training near to where you live in the UK.


CSCS Card ( UK )

It is IMPORTANT for you to obtain your CSCS card (UK). The CSCS card permits an individual to work on a building site. The test itself is simple if you do a few hours of reading the condensed revision notes. A bricklayer must have a CSCS card before they can begin working on a building site.

Free Links To:-

Government Funded CSCS Cards

Free Mock CSCS Exam

Free Condensed Revision Notes For The CSCS Exam


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • winbo profile image


      6 years ago

      interesting and useful. Nice job


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)