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NVQ Diploma Trowel Occupations (Construction)

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Course Details
Location Castleford College
Level Level 3
Start Date

Flexible start dates


15 months

Mode of Study Part-time
Awarding Body


Course Overview

This Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) qualification is suitable for those who are employed working as a bricklayer, who have previously achieved intermediate apprenticeship status in the trowel trade.

This qualification enables you, to recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding as well as demonstrate your competence in the workplace when carrying out the role of a bricklayer.

What You Will Study

The NOCN Skills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification.

Having prior learning and achievement at Level 2, you will have completed:

  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace
  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace
  • Erecting Masonry structures in the workplace
  • Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace

On this Level 3 advanced programme you will study:

  • Confirming the Occupational Method of work in the workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area in the workplace
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the workplace
  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
How You Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area (Recommended Qualification Structure (RQS) for Trowel Occupations (Construction) Level 3).

You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified lecturer/assessor who will work with you and help you complete the qualification.

You will be required to produce a Portfolio of Evidence showing how you have met the performance and knowledge criteria for each unit required within the qualification, as directed by your lecturer/assessor.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this NOCN Skills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.

However where a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in trowel Occupations has not been achieved we would recommend this be taken prior to enrolment on this programme.

Attendance Expectations

This qualification can be attended on a day release basis, attending one day per week expected to be a Friday, for a period of 30 weeks.

Alternatively , attendance can be one evening per week expected to be a Monday evening, with a block week in December and a further block week in January.

Fee Information

These fees relate to 2024/25:


Further Study

Further training and/or experience will enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.

Course Groups (W) Work-based Learning
Course Groups (W) Vocational Course
Subject Area (W) Construction & Civil Engineering
Client Group (W) 19+
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Information last amended: 26 April 2024 12:05

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