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Bricklaying is one of the many fantastic trade-based courses offered across our college campuses. Located at Suffolk rural in Otley, each course is led by highly experienced tutors in our spacious brick workshop to ensure that students can get a completely immersive experience in their education. Our courses will prepare you to build and repair walls and chimneys, create brickwork structures, work safely and within regulations, and much more!

Brickwork lecturer demonstrating skill to male learner.

Community & Competitions

As well as demonstrating your new skills in the classroom or on the work site, we encourage our learners to showcase their skills at a range of regional and national competitions as well as working in the community on real projects.

Learners showcase what they have learnt in an annual trip to the Suffolk Show where they follow a set brief to produce final products.

Construction Skills

If you are looking to get hands-on with a range of construction areas then our Multi-Skills Construction and Maintenance Operations courses may be for you!

Learner and tutor marking out cuts on a block of wood

Book an Open Event and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college Open Events, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current learners and staff.

Learner pointing up brickwork

Careers in the Building Trade

Help & Support

Moving from school to college can be something of a culture shock. But at Suffolk New College we’ve created a supportive, social environment where you can easily get access to the help and advice you need, make new friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Two learners sitting in the learning curve reading books.

Looking to earn while you learn?

On an apprenticeship you’re employed to do a real job while studying for a formal qualification – usually for one day a week at College.

A photo of the Ipswich campus.