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Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering


This apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who is thinking of working within the construction industry as a Plasterer. It covers a broad range of skills which are put to use on a range of sites, from large building sites to private houses.

You’ll learn how to apply plastering materials to interiors, fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors.
You will be able to lay sand and cement screeds, apply plastering materials to external backgrounds,
produce reverse moulds for fibrous work and cast and fix fibrous plasterwork.

This course supports the following job roles:

  • Plasterer

You will gain the following qualification:

  • NVQ Level 2 Plastering

The aim of the qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. The Level 2 NVQ in Plastering provides the opportunity for individuals who specialize in plastering to demonstrate their competence.

You must complete these units:

The qualification comprises of four mandatory units and two optional units.

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of construction, information and communication
  • Apply plastering materials to interiors
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors

You may also complete:

  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • Applying plastering to external backgrounds
  • Produce reverse moulds for fibrous work
  • Casting and fixing fibrous plaster work

In addition to completing and achieving the knowledge based qualifications you will prepare a portfolio
of evidence, attend the College one day per week and receive regular workplace assessments in order
to assess competency. During the length of the course you will sit a number of exams including Functional Level 1 English and maths if you do not have grades 4 (C in the old grade structure).

Individual employers will set the selection criteria but typically, you will need grades 3 or above (D or above in the old grade structure) in English and maths or experience and have some working knowledge of plastering.

Course Summary

Length of study:
2 years


Study campus:
Henley & City

Course level:
Level 2

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