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Construction - Plastering at Furness College

Course description

This is for you if you are looking for employment that involves physical work in a variety of settings and a range of different career pathways.

Course content

Advanced Apprentice Level 2
Units studied may include: workplace safety, efficient work practices, moving and handling resources, applying plaster materials to external surfaces, fixing dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors, forming sand and cement screeds, producing plaster components, applying plaster materials in interior surfaces and positioning and securing fibrous plaster components.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3
Units studied may include: Analysing technical information, quantities and communication with others, analysing the construction industry and built environment, applying plaster materials to produce complex internal surfaces, applying render to produce complex external surfaces, health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries and preparing and running in-situ moulds.

Entry requirements

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification.


The Apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Future opportunities

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

Further information

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Furness College directly.

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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