Level 3 Courses


Level 3 courses are equivalent to an A level. Most people in construction craft gain a level 1 and level 2 qualification in their chosen occupation. A level 2 qualification is usually gained through a modern apprenticeship framework where the person will be employed, but will spend a period of time, often one day per week, training at a college.

Some go on to achieve a L3 qualification, usually an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) which is achieved through assessment by a qualified Assessor whilst working on site. 

Most people working as a craftsman in construction do not progress to higher levels of education, which is something we want to see change!

Currently, although not a terrific geographic spread of availability, there are a number of Level 3 courses and qualifications that can be taken/achieved:


 


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Events

Heritage Solid Plastering specialist applied skills programme NVQ Level 3

This programme is designed to provide practical skills, theoretical knowledge and a recognised qualification to craftspeople who are preparing to specialise in heritage plastering trades.

Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre-1919) Building

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings.

Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a contractors can use it.