NVQ – Level 2 – Trowel

Venue: To suit Candidate


National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ’s) are developed and approved by people who work in the industry and are designed to measure a worker’s practical skills and job knowledge by assessing their work on-site. This makes them ideal for both workers and employers alike – helping experienced workers prove their skills, and giving employers the reassurance they need that workers can do the job.

Outline programme

The qualification will require candidates to cover all the following mandatory units, plus one optional unit of their choice:

Mandatory Units:

  • Conform to General Workplace Safety
    • Awareness of relevant statutory requirements and guidelines
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and warning/safety signs
    • Personal behaviour in the workplace
    • Security in the workplace
  • Conform to Efficient Work Practices
    • Interpreting Information
    • Planning and carry out productive, efficient working practices
    • Working with others or as an individual
  • Move and Handle Resources
    • Follow Instructions
    • Adopting safe and healthy working practices
    • Selecting materials, components and equipment
    • Handling, moving and storage of materials and components by manual procedures and lifting aids
  • Erect Masonry Structures
    • Erection of cavity walled, block work and solid wall structures
    • Erection of local style (i.e. timber framed or local material) structures, to include door and window openings and joint finishes.
  • Set Out Masonry Structures
    • Setting out on level ground, of regular shaped brick and block
    • Setting out of local style (i.e. timber framed) structures, transferring levels using laser levels/spirit level and straight edge.


Optional Units:

  • Erect Masonry Cladding
  • Lay Domestic Drainage
  • Erect Thin Joint Masonry Structures
  • Place and Finish Non-specialist Concrete
  • Plaster and Render Surfaces
  • Maintain Slate and Tile Roofing
  • Repair and Maintain Masonry Structures