Construction NVQ Levels 2 - 3

NVQ Level 3 in Plastering (Construction) – Solid

The NVQ Level 3 in Plastering is a competency-based qualification for learners who work in plastering in construction. The qualification is intended to show that the learner has the appropriate knowledge to be able to carry out their role.

How long does it take to complete the NVQ?
Dependant on how quickly the learner can gather the relevant evidence.

Who should enrol on to the Plastering NVQ?
Plasterers who work in the construction sector who are looking to obtain a Gold CSCS Card or Advanced Craft Card.

Is the course accredited?
Yes, the course is accredited by either ProQual or Pearson Edexcel accredited.


Delivery Options

NVQs are accessible to learners across the country. Learners or companies booking on their part can book an NVQ over the phone, via email or through our website online.

Once the learner has booked, they will be assigned an assessor. The assessor will work with the learner to produce a portfolio during the qualification. The induction can be completed on-site or remotely if needed.

The assessor will organise regular review meetings with the learner to support them if required and to keep track of their progress.

Entry Requirements

The qualification will assess a learner’s competence in their current job role. The learners must be 16 or over and be working as a Plasterer.

If we find that the learner is unsuitable for the qualification, we will find one more suitable.

Course Content

What does the NVQ Level 3 in Construction Plastering cover?

The assessor reviews the learner through a range of methods, such as observations, evidence generated from the workplace, witness testimonials, professional discussions and written questions on site.

To go down the Solid pathway, the learner must gather evidence of:

  • Producing Complex Internal Solid Plastering Finishes.
  • Installing Direct Bond Dry Linings.
  • Producing Complex External Rendering Finishes.
  • Running In situ Mouldings.
  • Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard.

The learner also has a choice of optional units to gain the minimum credit value of the qualification. As well as a choice of the additional units, if they have the facilities to complete them to the correct standard.

Course Objectives

On completion of the NVQ, the learner will be able to confirm that they are knowledgable and competent in their profession.

What is Required to Pass the NVQ Level 3 in Plastering course?

To pass the NVQ, learners must collect all the evidence needed to achieve each unit. The assessor will then go through the completed portfolio and give any feedback. Once the learner has acknowledged the feedback, the portfolio will then go to an IQA. The IQA will have the final decision on whether the qualification is complete or if any additional evidence is needed.

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £600 in grant per learner. But they will need to make a manual claim themselves retrospectively. Find out how to claim here.

Further Development

Once the NVQ has been achieved, the learner will be qualified to apply for the Gold CSCS Card. This card is used to prove that they can conduct their role at their level.

Further development may also include developing health and safety knowledge. Plasterers may benefit from attending Safe Use Of Ladders & Step LaddersUKATA Asbestos Awareness and Face Fit Testing.


Next Available Courses

  • NVQ - Approx 3 - 18 months

    £1,000.00 + VAT

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