About this NVQ assessment
The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering is designed to assess occupational competence in the workplace. Learners are required to demonstrate their skills, knowledge and experience in construction plastering. This qualification is suitable for plasterers with advanced level skills.
This NVQ provides formal recognition of practicing as an advanced plasterer.
Q2W offer a nationwide NVQ service, made possible using our on-line NVQ portfolio Learning Assistant. Your NVQ will be assessed using the product of your work e.g. contract documents. Your knowledge will be assessed using professional discussion or written reflective account.
How much will my NVQ level 3 cost?
Prices start from: £975.00 + VAT per delegate.
Discounts may be available if colleagues working on the same site register with Q2W.
See regional zones for further price information.
NVQ Payment Terms
50% to begin the NVQ process; followed by 50% upon completion.
NVQ Entry Requirements
The potential learner must be able to demonstrate that they can meet the skills, knowledge and experience requirements of the NVQ before enrolment.
How long will my NVQ take to complete?An NVQ assessment plan will be agreed during your Initial NVQ assessment & NVQ Induction; a planned end date will be agreed. However, we would expect your NVQ qualification to be complete with sixteen weeks.
How is the NVQ qualification assessed?Learning Assistant is the on-line NVQ portfolio used by Q2W. During the Initial assessment your assessor will identify the most appropriate optional units and provide advice and guidance regarding the range of evidence required. At this stage you will be introduced to Learning Assistant and uploading evidence for your NVQ. Feedback regarding your progress will be provided in a variety of ways: contact records transmitted using Learning Assistant, which also includes a % complete indicator. Your assessor will also maintain regular contact by phone, text message and email. Your assessor will provide sufficient support throughout the assessment process to ensure timely completion of your NVQ.
Industry recognition & benefits
The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering qualifies the holder to apply for the Construction Skills Certifciation Scheme (CSCS) gold card (https://www.cscs.uk.com/card-type/advanced-craft/).
What is a CITB ATO?A CITB ATO is an organisation which provides construction training courses and qualifications to a defined and industry-agreed training standard. As an approved ATO, Q2W will upload your NVQ achievement to trigger an automated NVQ grant payment of £600.00 (subject to eligibility).
How do I claim my grant?You can claim NVQ achievement grants if you’re an employer who is registered with CITB. This includes small employers (wage bill of less than £80k) who don’t have to pay the levy. https://www.citb.co.uk/grant/new-grants-scheme-2018/grant-scheme-rules/
CSCS Card Information
You will apply directly to CSCS for your card after you receive your NVQ certificate through the post from us. Link below for more information:https://www.cscs.uk.com/applying-for-cards/
Assessment contents & units
NVQ level 3 in Plastering: Qualification Structure
- Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
- Confirming the Occupational Methods 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
Pathway B1 Plastering – Solid: Mandatory Units
- Producing Complex Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
- Producing Complex External Rendering Finishes in the Workplace
Optional Unites (select one):
- Installing Direct Bond Dry Linings in the Workplace
- Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard in the Workplace
- Running In situ Mouldings in the Workplace