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Level 3

NOCN Cskills Awards Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction)


This qualification enables the learner, to recognise their skills, knowledge and understanding as well as demonstrating their competence in the workplace when carrying out the role of a bricklayer.
To achieve this qualification a minimum of 9 units needs to be attained. This comprises of 8 units from the Mandatory Group and 1 unit from the Optional Group.
Mandatory Group: The learner must achieve 8 units in this group.
  • Setting out to form masonry structures in the workplace.
  • Erecting masonry to form architectural and decorative structures in the workplace.
  • Erecting masonry structures in the workplace.
  • Erecting Masonry Cladding in the Workplace.
  • Developing and Maintaining Good Occupational Working Relationships in the Workplace.
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Confirming Work Activities and Resources for an Occupational Work Area in the Workplace.
  • Confirming the Occupational Method of Work in the Workplace
Optional Group: The learner must achieve a minimum of one unit within this group.
  • Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the Workplace.
  • Installing drainage in the Workplace.
  • Installing and Forming Specialist Masonry Elements in the Workplace.
  • Erecting Thin Joint Masonry Structures in the Workplace.


There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.

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