Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged over 16* looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college two days a week.

An Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering will develop your employability skills and give you valuable experience of a variety of routine plastering related activities. You will be working in a construction environment where your duties could encompass many areas of plastering activities such as internal and external plastering and to conform to all aspects of health and safety law. Your exact duties will include internal plastering systems and external finishes.

Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon you securing employment, the college may be able to assist you with this

Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon you securing employment, the college may be able to assit you with this

Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.

The apprentice does not have to pay any fees for this course, however the employer may be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of training.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

There are no formal entry requirements although you will need to demonstrate an interest in plastering and have literacy and numeracy skills to Level 1 or above*.

All applicants will be required to have an initial assessment test and attend an interview with the relevant Apprenticeship Co-ordinator.

* This will be determined at initial assessment.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
EWX2HP0096 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Costs 



 

Course content

Course Content 

To gain the full Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

  • CSkills Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) (QCF) 500/9018/5
  • CSkills Level 2 Diploma In Plastering (QCF): 500/4048/0
  • Key Skills/Functional Skills at level 1 in: Application of number/Maths and Communication/English
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (a workbook to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an employee and those of your employer)


The NVQ Diploma qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role. Therefore will be expected to provide evidence of the following:

  • Safely moving and handling resources in the workplace.
  • Producing external solid render finishes in the workplace.
  • Following company procedures e.g working safely & efficiently.
  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace.

And one of the following units:

  • Applying finishing plaster to background surfaces in the workplace
  • Laying sand & cement screeds to levels and/or falls.

At College you will learn the underpinning knowledge associated with the above tasks.

Depending on GCSE grades on entry - the study programme will include Functional Skills in Maths and English.

 

More info

Start Day/Time 

Various

Duration 

22 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Apprenticeship

Awarding Body 

CSKILLS/City & Guilds

Curriculum Area 

Engineering and Construction - Construction Crafts

More about the course 

Steel toe capped boots are required for all practical activity, and also pens and paper for compiling the NVQ portfolio.

Duration 

22 Months

Attendance 

Apprenticeship

Level 

Level 2

Qualification Name 

Apprenticeship

Awarding Body 

CSKILLS/City & Guilds