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Solid Plastering Level 2 Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who is employed as a plaster who would like to gain an Apprenticeship qualification. An Apprenticeship is an excellent way to earn money whilst gaining practical work experience.

Course content

You will study safe working practices in construction, building methods and construction technology, how to apply plaster materials to external and internal surfaces, fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors, form sand and cement screeds and produce and fix plaster components. Ideal if you are employed as a plasterer and wish to develop your skills and gain a recognised qualification.

Entry requirements

You should have two GCSEs at Grade D or above in English and Maths, or a relevant Level 1 qualification and be employed in the industry.


Your progress will be assessed on site by carrying out practical activities relating to trade work and by building a portfolio of evidence of your trade competence. You will receive guidance and support relating to your progress throughout the qualification programme.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the Apprenticeship, you could progress on to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.