Canterbury College - Brick
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Pathways are made up of courses focused on future careers or further education opportunities

If you are hands-on and enjoy practical challenges, a job in the bricklaying industry could be for you.

Students have access to industry-standard equipment and facilities within our workshops and are taught by staff that have worked within the industry, applying their experience and knowledge to student learning.

Extensive links with employers and industry leaders throughout East Kent enables students to gain work experience and build a network with future employers.

Career Prospects

There are a variety of jobs and career paths you can explore as part of your Brick course. Many of our students have gone on to do roles such as:

  • General Site Labourer
  • Skilled Bricklayer
  • Skilled Groundworker
  • Skilled Landscaper
  • Groundworks Engineer
  • Site Foreperson

When studying with us you will be able to explore your options with our dedicated Industry Liaison Officer, who will empower you to get experience in relevant skills and careers. 

Our facilities are industry-standard and you will be able to hone your skills in our workshops.

The Brick department currently has:

  • A purpose built 200+ M2 workshop
  • 1200 Litre pan mixer
  • Levels from Stabila
  • Trowels from Mashalltown
  • Jointing tools from OX
  • Hammers and Bolsters from Faithful
  • Bricks from London Brick Company.

All equipment that you learn with is standard of the Brick industry and will give you a great head-start in your future work placements and career.

Career Prospects

Example: Bricklayers and masons

 Annual pay
£17,160 - £49,920
Annual pay is per year, based on full-time employment and on the South East region.

Across the UK the workforce is projected to expand by 7% over the period to 2027, adding 4,483 jobs. In the same period, 55% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 34,995 job openings.

Role description

Bricklayers and masons erect and repair structures of stone, brick and similar materials and cut, shape and polish granite, marble, slate and other stone for building, ornamental and other purposes.

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Entry requirements

Our entry requirements allow any student to apply enrol and progress in their studies with us to achieve their full potential.

You will apply for your chosen pathway and at the interview you can discuss what entry criteria you need for each level.

Once you have your GCSEs we can ensure you are enrolled on the best level for you to progress and succeed at College.

Please see our Group entry requirements

What's next?

Step 1 - Apply

Once you apply, you will have an interview to discuss your chosen pathway

Step 2 - Interview

We will contact you with appropriate options for conducting your interview, either online or in person.

At your interview, we will discuss the entry requirements for each level and course. It is also your opportunity to make sure that the pathway meets your goals and ambitions.

Courses at Canterbury College

If you know exactly which course and level you need to apply for, or want more information, please select from the options below:

Need more help?

Our advice and guidance team can be contacted to help you understand your next steps at College.

Courses at Canterbury College

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Why people love Brick

Connor Macklin

Connor Macklin

“I have learnt so many skills on my course that I can take with me when I work on a site in the future. Our tutor gives us great feedback on our work and lets us know what we can do to improve our skills. We have all of the equipment and resources we need to succeed.”

Social Action

Social Action

Brick students volunteered at Kent Community Oasis Garden, located at the University of Kent, as part of their Social Action project.

Industry Links

Industry Links

Brick students were taught by The Association of Brick Contractors, learning specialist areas of building and installation in construction. 

Contact us

We'd love to hear from you

New Dover Road
Canterbury, Kent

01227 811111