The Diploma in Bricklaying and Plastering provides a learner the opportunity to progress from beginner to advanced level bricklaying and plastering. It provides recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field. Those studying bricklaying and plastering will learn a variety of skills to enable them to build, repair and maintain the country’s housing stock.

This qualification is aimed at people wishing to learn skills in bricklaying and plastering, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.


2 Years


Year 1:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Organizing, Planning and Pricing Construction Work
  • Running in Site Moulds
  • Applying Plastering Materials to Detailed Interiors
  • Applying Plastering Materials to Detailed Exteriors
  • Producing Reverse Moulds for Detailed Fibrous Plaster and Cement Casts
  • Safety
  • Introduction to Technical Drawing
  • Communication Skills
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Introduction to Quantity Surveying
  • Plumbing Theory
  • Building Practicals

Year 2:

  • Building Administration
  • Introduction to Surveying
  • House Plan drawing
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Building Practicals
  • Computer Aided Drawing
  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Building Administration
  • Building Practicals

Career Opportunities

  • Building Technician
  • Assistant Quantity Surveyor
  • Assistant Surveyor
  • Junior Architect
  • Site Foremen

Entry Requirements

  • Any three (3) Credits at SGCSE/IGCSE level or Equivalent plus a Pass in English.