Site Ready Skimming Course Developed into Official NOCN Qualification

Successful students to receive recognised 'NOCN CSkills Level 2 Certificate Plaster Skimmer'

In a positive move for the future of skills and talent in the plastering industry, our Site Ready Skimming Course has been successfully developed into a nationally recognised qualification, following a collaboration with the qualifications awarding body NOCN.

Colleges and training providers offering the accredited course will now be able to award attendees a ‘NOCN Cskills Awards Level 2 Certificate Plaster Skimmer’ qualification upon its completion. 

Training Partnerships Director, Dave Hall, said: “We are thrilled that the Site Ready Skimming Course has now been developed into a recognised UK qualification. It took us a number of years to develop the initial course, ensuring that it equips students with the necessary skills needed to become a competent Plaster Skimmer and gives them the practise needed to hone their techniques ready for the workplace.

“The course has now been taught through both our own and other specialist training academies for over a year - and with amazing feedback. Seeing the results it delivers and knowing that it would help address the skills gap within the industry we were confident that it was time to begin discussions with NOCN to develop it into a nationally recognised qualification.” 

In addition to the ‘Skills for Plastering’ unit of the original course and the high level of practical hands on training it delivers, two additional new units have been added to the programme - Introducing Health and Safety in Construction and Introduction to Self-Employment in Construction. Both of these have been designed to further equip individuals with the knowledge needed to succeed in the workplace.

NOCN said: “It was a pleasure to work with Dave Hall at British Gypsum on this development. He had a clear idea on how to address a recognised skills gap in the industry, making the whole development quick and straightforward. This has resulted in a qualification which provides new entrants with the opportunity to develop their skills and, making them attractive to future employers. We look forward to a continuing relationship, working with British Gypsum to support the skilled workforce of tomorrow.”

To find out more about our Site Ready Skimming Course, click here