Level 3 NVQ in Trowel Occupations

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The NVQ Level 3 Trowel Occupation Qualification structure below specifies the combination of units that need to be achieved for the individual to be awarded the qualification to work as a competent Bricklayer.


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L3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)

Minimum Credit Value: 163

Reference: 603/5461/6 

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 163 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 8 mandatory units plus 1 unit from the optional unit group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 144 | Units Required: 8

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
Credits: 11 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
Credits: 2 Level: 1 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
Credits: 8 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Erecting Masonry Cladding in the Workplace
Credits: 24 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
Credits: 31 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the workplace
Credits: 35 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace
Credits: 23 Level: 2 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 19 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Erecting Thin Joint Masonry Structures in the Workplace 24 2 More info
Installing and forming specialist masonry elements in the workplace 21 3 More info
Installing drainage in the workplace 19 2 More info
Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace 25 3 More info