Level 3 NVQ in Trowel Occupations

This NVQ is eligible for a CITB qualification grant.

The 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: 150

To achieve this qualification a minimum of 150 credits need to be attained. This comprises the 8 mandatory units plus 1 unit from the optional unit group.

Mandatory Units

Credit Value: 136 | Units Required: 8

Title Credits Level  
Unit Description
Setting Out Masonry Structures in the Workplace
Credits: 22 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Setting Out Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
Credits: 26 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Erecting Masonry Structures in the Workplace
Credits: 27 Level: 2 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Erecting Complex Masonry Structures in the Workplace
Credits: 30 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace
Credits: 8 Level: 5 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
Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace
Credits: 10 Level: 3 More info about this unit
Unit Description
Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
Credits: 11 Level: 3 More info about this unit

Optional Units

Credit Value: 14 | Units Required: 1

Title Credits Level More info
Repairing and Maintaining Masonry Structures in the Workplace 22 3 More info
Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace 23 2 More info
Placing and Finishing Non-Specialist Concrete in the Workplace 21 2 More info
Maintaining Slate and Tile Roofing in the Workplace 14 2 More info
Installing Drainage in the Workplace 19 2 More info
Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace 23 2 More info
Erecting Masonry Cladding in the workplace 24 2 More info
Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace 27 2 More info