National N Certificate: Civil Engineering (Bricklaying and Plastering)

Bricklaying and Plastering

  • N1-N2
  • Full Time
  • One Year


A bricklayer builds bricks from raw materials and then uses the final product to build walls, floors, partitions and other brick structures. Depending on your preference or skill, you may choose to become skilled in a specific type of material, e.g. Fire brick or cinder blockwork. The more skilled you become, the more you can take on larger projects like fireplaces, arches, steps and more complicated structures.

Admission Requirements

Grade 10, 11 and 12
Mathematics and Physical Science is not a requirement.

Career Fields

Construction or Property
Buildings and other Support Services
Certification and Examination Authority

All examinations are administered by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) and IEB.

Study Materials

All textbooks at BTC are free. Simply enquire on registration for more details.

Extra Classes

We offer free Saturday classes, run by qualified lecturers.


Enquire at any of our campuses for a current programme pricelist.

National ‘N1’ Certificate: 1st Year 1st Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Engineering Drawing, FLC Communication
National ‘N2’ Certificate: 1st Year 2nd Semester Subjects
Mathematics, Engineering Science, Building Drawing, Bricklaying and Plastering Theory