NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

Level 3

Construction site

Start Date: Anytime

Key Points:

Level: 3


Age - 16-18 or 19+

Must not have completed the same course with another provider or have achieved a level 3 or above in Plastering.

Duration: There is no formal duration for this course.

Entry Requirements: Level 2 qualification in the same subject is desirable. 


This Level 3 Diploma qualification provides learners with a range of Fibrous Plastering skills and knowledge. Learners will also develop an understanding of the health and safety requirements for working in the construction industry. This qualification is vocationally based and as such, offers the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge and will provide learners with a comprehensive Fibrous Plastering skillset to enable them to progress into employment or to progress within employment in the construction sector. This qualification also supports progression to further learning at Level 4 and beyond.

About this qualification

In order to achieve/pass this qualification learners must successfully complete/achieve all 94 credits (7 units). This comprises the 7 mandatory units;

  • Analysing Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with Others

  • Analysing the Construction Industry and Built Environment

  • Install complex fibrous plaster components

  • Prepare and run in-situ moulds

  • Produce complex components from moulds

  • Produce complex moulds for fibrous plaster and cement casting

  • Construction Health and Safety

Why take this qualification?

The qualification has been developed in a way that will allow employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job.

What could this qualification lead to?

Achievement of this qualification confirms the learner has gained the knowledge and skills required to:

  • Progress directly into employment

  • Progress into further learning at a higher level e.g. Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision.