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Course Code: OSP3

Level: 3
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: One year
When you'll study: Various days and times

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About the course

Are you a plasterer who has already completed the NVQ in Plastering? If so, the NVQ Level 3 in Plastering is your perfect next step with City College Plymouth. Plastering NVQs are competed through on-site assessment, offering a highly valued NVQ that can help increase your employment and financial development opportunities considerably. A level 3 plastering NVQ also enables you to apply for skilled status CSCS cards which are essential to your eligibility and authorisation to work on large construction sites. You will learn about complex building and trade procedures, proving your competence through knowledge and practical demonstrations. You’ll also learn and evidence health and safety practices and site/project management at level 3. Our trainers and assessors are all experienced in delivering effective NVQ and construction training. They will support and guide you through your qualification with competence and concise guidance.

What you'll learn

This course will involve one of our highly experienced assessors visiting you on-site frequently over the duration of your course. The assessor will task you to collect and collate the evidence required to satisfy the criteria of the NVQ qualification, thus proving your trade, skill and competency levels.
You will also be required to gather evidence to underpin your practical skills and evidence your understanding of the trade processes and construction safety.

Entry requirements

In order to be successful on this course you will need:

  • a completed level 2 NVQ qualification in the trade specialism and sufficient trade experience
  • English and maths at level 2 or above
  • exposure to the working tasks required to satisfy the NVQ qualification (this will be determined at interview).

Assessment will be through evidence collected during your course. There are no formal exams.

What's next?

Upon successful completion of this course, you may wish to progress to a higher education course in construction at the College. You could also benefit from enhanced employment opportunities in site management.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2018/19 (August 2018 – July 2019). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2019/20.


Course Code: OSP3

Course Fees

A Full Course Fee: Not applicable to this course

B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course

C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course

D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: £2000

How old are you? How much will you pay?
16 - 18 This course is free for this age group
19 - 23 D(Note: If you do not have a level 3 qualification, this course may be free).
24+ D

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.