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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Solid

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Qualification Overview

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Level 3
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The Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering -Solid qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Solid Plasterer within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

This qualification can be taken as part of an apprenticeship framework, if desired. This qualification sits within the Construction Apprenticeship Framework in England and Wales. For further information about the Construction Apprenticeship Frameworks, please see website:

This qualification is supported by Finishes and Interiors Systems (FIS).

The learner will cover key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
-Applying Solid Plaster to Complex Internal Surfaces in the Workplace
-Producing Complex External Render Finishes in the Workplace
-Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare 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
-Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace.

The learner will cover key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:
-Installing Direct Bond Dry Lining Systems in the Workplace
-Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard in the Workplace
-Running In-situ Mouldings in the Workplace.

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Qualification Structure

Min Credits : 91

Description: To achieve this qualification a minimum of 91 credits need to be attained. This comprises of 82 credits from the Mandatory Group, plus 9 credits from the Optional Group. Additional units can be taken as part of this qualification; however, they will not count towards this qualification.


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