Bricklaying training books to help you with your courses

If you’re considering training as a bricklayer then there are some great books that can help you with your training, they are a great way to help you prepare to get your head around what you’ll be learning once you start on your bricklaying course. And they will be a great reference for you during your training or just for learning a new skill.

Brickwork for Apprentices

Brickwork for Apprentices has been the established reference on brickwork for generations of bricklayers. Continuously in print since 1944, John Hodge’s classic text has now been fully revised in its fifth edition by Malcolm Thorpe – who acted as a CITB Advisor and was involved in the draughting of the Intermediate Construction Award syllabus (bricklaying route) – to cover the brickwork craft-related units of the latest Construction Awards and related Trowel Occupations NVQ’s from CITB / City & Guilds at Levels 2 and 3.

The fifth edition incorporates extended coverage on the relatively new area of thin joint systems, to match the latest industry-based requirements and technical developments in the field. Content has been brought fully in line with recent changes to the Building Regulations, ensuring that this text will remain an essential reference for qualified bricklayers and other professionals working in the construction industry, as well as NVQ students new to the industry and wishing to embark on a career in bricklaying.

A new feature in this edition is the inclusion of multiple choice questions at the back of the book, matched to the current NVQ requirements, to provide students of the CITB / City & Guilds Trowel Occupations NVQ’s with essential practice and revision for exam preparation.

  • New edition fully revised by a former CITB Advisor, involved in the draughting of the ICA syllabus
  • Classic text, continuously in print since 1944!
  • Multiple Choice Questions match the requirements of current CITB / C&G courses to provide essential practice for NVQ students

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Brickwork NVQ Level 2 Student Book, 2nd edition

A practical and highly visual resource for students produced in partnership with Carillion, the leading training provider in construction crafts.

Fully updated throughout to cover all the new Technical Certificate requirements in one book, giving all the vital information students need to pass their exam.

Margin features and Fans call out key information and bring learning to life. End-of-unit knowledge tests enable students to track their progress.

Includes brand new chapters, including ‘Principles of building’. Endorsed by Construction Skills.

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BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork

The BDA Guide to Successful Brickwork is the definitive guide to obtaining successful results in brickwork construction. Written by a team of experts from the Brick Development Association, the representative group in industry for brickwork construction, this best-selling text has now been brought fully in line with the latest British and European Standards, to ensure readers are receiving the most up-to-date and accurate information available in the field.

Based on actual teaching practice, the book is highly illustrated throughout to increase accessibility of the text for the reader in its exploration of the practical aspects of brickwork. It also includes an extensive glossary of brickwork terms for ease of reference. Building professionals concerned with the design, detailing and specification of brickwork will also find The BDA Guide to be an essential reference.

  • Updated throughout in order to match the latest industry and exam board requirements
  • Written by a team of experts from the Brick Development Association (BDA) – the representative group in industry for brickwork construction
  • Highly illustrated to show key brickwork techniques in practice

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