NVQ Level 3 in Plastering (Construction) Solid

The NVQ Level 3 in Plastering (Construction) Solid course is aimed at candidates who are currently working as advanced plasterers and who want to demonstrate to employers a level of knowledge and expertise. Practical skills taught on the course will include how to produce complex plastering finishes.  On successful completion of this nvq course, students will be able to apply for their CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card.

Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.  The course is designed so the learner can gain the qualification while at work and enhance their career prospects.


At the end of the NVQ Level 3 in Plastering (Construction) Solid course, candidates will be able to demonstrate an excellent knowledge of different types of complex plastering techniques and finishes


The NVQ Level 3 in Construction Contracting Operations (General) course will cover the following topics:

  • Health and safety
  • Developing relationships on site and an understanding of resources and methods used to complete a job
  • Complex internal plastering finishing techniques
  • Complex external rendering finishing techniques
  • Working with plasterboard


In order to successfully complete this Level 3 construction NVQ course; an NVQ assessor will observe the learner through a range of methods:

  • observations to see skills in practice
  • professional discussions
  • written questions
  • a portfolio of evidence

*To apply for the CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card candidates must have an up to date CITB Health and Safety Touch Screen Test*

Who Should Attend?

Workers currently employed as an advanced plasterer, and who wish to gain a CSCS Gold Advanced Craft Card. The course is suitable for those who want to further their career prospects in the construction industry.

NVQ Course Facts

No additional costs

No additional Costs

All costs are included in the price of the course including certification and travel.

No additional costs

Course Length

Completion times are dependent on the amount of time and commitment each student is able to give to the qualification. Please check the "Duration" section of the specific course you are looking to take for an estimated average.

No additional costs

Full support from an assessor

Students will have telephone and email access to their dedicated assessor throughout the working week. Assessors will be on-hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where required

No additional costs

CSCS card costs

The current cost of the CSCS card is £36. Students will be required to apply for their CSCS card directly on receipt of their certificate.

CSCS card application

No additional costs


NVQ certificates typically takes just 10 working days to be issued on completion of the course.

Suggested Progression

NVQ Level 4 Diploma in Construction Site Supervision


Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old, have a good understanding of the English language and be working as an advanced plasterer.

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