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City and Guilds - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course description.

Course Description

Is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course accredited by an official body?

This course is Accredited and certified by : City & Guilds (City-and-Guilds). Visit City-and-Guilds web site

What is the City and Guilds - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course?

Category: Construction

Level: Beginner

This qualification is for learners who work or want to work as bricklayers or craft masons in the construction sector.

What does the qualification cover?

It allows learners to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in bricklaying or craft masonry. The bricklaying pathway covers areas such as working on a construction site, setting out basic structures, building brick and block walling, laying domestic drainage, placing and finishing concrete and render surfaces. The craft masonry pathway covers areas such as working to given specifications, setting out and erecting masonry structures, placing and finishing concrete and render surfaces.

Is the qualification part of a framework or initiative?

This qualification forms the competence based element of the Intermediate Apprenticeship in Construction Building (Level 2), pathway 3: Trowel Occupations.

What opportunities for progression are there?

It allows learners to progress into employment or onto the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations. Bricklaying and craft masonry have a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds and refurbishments. This apprenticeship will enable progression to the Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Building: pathway 1- Trowel Occupations (Bricklaying). After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.

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Who is the City and Guilds - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course designed for?

This qualification is for learners who work or want to work as bricklayers or craft masons in the construction sector.

What subjects does the City and Guilds - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course cover?

To achieve the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations 657002, learners must achieve a minimum of 73 credits, 59 credits from the mandatory units and a minimum of 14 credits from one of the optional units available.

Mandatory

Unit accreditation number
City & Guilds unit no.
Unit title
Credit value
A/503/1170
101
Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
2
J/503/1169
218
Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
3
A/503/9463
233
Erecting masonry structures in the workplace
27
F/503/1171
608
Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
5
Y/503/9471
700
Setting out masonry structures in the workplace
22

 

Optional

T/503/9476
232
Erecting masonry cladding in the workplace
24

H/503/9490
236
Erecting thin joint masonry structures in the workplace
23

K/503/9538
299
Maintaining slate and tile roofing in the workplace
14
D/600/7695
672
Producing external solid render finishes in the workplace
22
R/600/7693
674
Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
22
L/503/9550
689
Repairing and maintaining masonry structures in the workplace
22
R/504/6774
834
 Placing and finishing nonspecialist concrete in the workplace

21
Y/504/6775
835
Installing drainage in the workplace
19


How is the City and Guilds - Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Trowel Occupations (Construction) course assessed?

Assessment of the qualification Candidates must have a completed portfolio of evidence for each unit. Centres are able to download the 6570 logbook from the City and Guilds website.

Aspects to be assessed through performance in the workplace

Direct evidence produced through normal performance in the workplace is the primary source for meeting the requirements. This includes naturally occurring documentary evidence (hard copy and electronic), direct observation of activities and witness testimony as relevant. Individual units will specify and exceptions to this position.

Workplace evidence must be supported by the required evidence of knowledge and understanding. This evidence may be identified by:

  • questioning the candidate
  • recognised industry education and training programme assessment or professional interview assessment that has been matched to the NOS requirements
  • performance evidence

A holistic approach towards the collection of evidence should be encouraged. The focus should be on assessing activities generated by the whole work experience requirements could be met across the qualification to make the most efficient use of evidence.

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