NVQ 3 in Trowel Occupations



This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in setting out and erecting complex masonry structures in the workplace working from drawings and specifications. The structures could be brick and blockwork or local materials.

It is not expected that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities. However, candidates will need to prove competence in a minimum of 3 of the following: arches ,chimney stacks or fireplaces, walls with flush, projecting or decorative features, walls curved on plan, walls splayed on plan.

Those taking the qualification must also prove knowledge and competence in working at heights, calculating quantities and wastage, use of powered and hand tools and equipment.

All work completed must be done in accordance with Building Regulations and Industry recognised safe working practices, including the disposal of waste.

The qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility within the units available and will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete.

To provide this opportunity in addition to the core skills above, candidates will also be able to select optional units recognising skills including, working with non-specialist concrete, masonry cladding, plastering or rendering finishes, slate and tile roofing, installing drainage and the repair and maintenance of masonry structures.

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