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Plastering
Level 2

Apprenticeship:

Plastering

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

Solid plastering involves applying a range of plastering systems on to different background surfaces using traditional and modern materials. Background surfaces include solid plain walls, walls with openings and returns, ceiling joists and partitions, beams and piers that are attached or independent of walls. Solid plastering work includes preparing solid backgrounds by hand and mechanical means and installing sheet materials such as expanded metal lath/rib lath, standard angle beads, skim beads, stop beads, expansion beads and reinforcements for the application of one, two or three coat plastering systems. As a solid plasterer you would mainly be installing products on site.

Type of job roles the programme is for

  • Plasterer

Qualifications

  • Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
  • Functional Skills in Maths
  • Functional Skills in English 

Progression opportunities

  • Level 3 Diploma in Plastering

Apprenticeship:

Plastering

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

  • New learners are assessed by a Skills Coach to ensure their suitability for the programme.
  • After this, they will complete an initial assessment and scoping to identify areas of improvement, and development goals for the apprenticeship.
  • An apprenticeship induction is then held for new learners, where they will be introduced to the schedule of study.

Skills

  • Working safely
  • Follow instructions/interpret information
  • Fixing and jointing plasterboard to timber and lightweight metal framework. Direct bond plasterboard to masonry
  • Apply one, two and three coat plastering
  • Apply traditional, modern and machine applied rendering systems including coloured rendering

Knowledge

  • Understand the technical principles of traditional plastering
  • Understand how to use a range of materials for rendering including traditional and modern with the use of coloured renders
  • Understand how to cast products in fibrous plaster
  • Understand how to Work safely at height
  • Understand the types and uses of modern day materials in use within the plastering field

Behaviours

  • Customer service
  • Effective communication
  • Effective team work
  • Logical thinking
  • Working effectively
  • Time management
  • Adaptability

Apprenticeship:

Plastering

Qualification: Level 2

Duration: 22 months

There is a clear GC Education & Skills career pathway for the apprentice once they've completed the Level 2 Plastering course.