nvq qualifiedHouse building is a hot topic around the UK at the moment and one of the main struggles that the industry is facing is the shortage of skilled workers in a number of the high profile trades. With a shortage of skilled workers and a shortage of NVQ qualified workers being able to work on the house building sites more workers are needed.

One of the trades that is in high demand for workers is plastering. Plasterers are needed on building sites up and down the UK and due to the lack of NVQ qualified Plasterers it means that house building is being stalled. With plastering being a huge part of all new house builds it means that more and more workers are being required for every site.

This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for a new start in the construction industry to get training. Here at Able Skills we offer a variation of routes for people to get the NVQ they need to work on building sites as Plasterers. Whether they are new entrants or time-served Plasterers that need to become NVQ qualified, we have the routes available.

To begin with we have the full NVQ Level 2 Plastering Course that will be build a complete new entrant into a fully qualified Plasterer at completion of the course. It is an eight-week practical course here at our centre followed by on-site assessments carried out by our NVQ assessors here at Able Skills. This will allow you to gain the NVQ qualification you need to access a CSCS Skilled Workers Card that will allow you to gain work on-site.

We also have two different routes to get NVQ qualified for time-served Plasterers. Firstly, we have the OSAT Route for students that have been working as a Plasterer for less than 5 years. They will have several on-site assessments from our NVQ assessors to see if they are competent in their plastering skills. To be able to qualify for this route the student will need to be working in a plastering role.

The next route is our EWPA Route, this is for Plasterers that have been working in the industry for 5 or more years but don’t have the right qualifications to get them a CSCS Card. This begins with a profiling session in our centre with our NVQ assessor and the followed by a 2-day assessment in our centre. This is becoming a very popular route because skilled workers that have worked in the industry for their whole life but never gained the qualifications now need to qualifications because they need a CSCS Card to gain access to site work.

If you want to become NVQ Qualified in Plastering, then please contact us today on 01322 280 202 for more information on how to get started. We are also open 7 days a week and we operate a open house policy, so please feel free to pop down and we will be more than happy to show you around our centre.