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Level 2 NVQ in Plastering at City Training Services

Course description


This involves 5 Mandatory Units and 5 Optional Units.  The Apprentice will attend College for 1 day each week.  Apprentices will be observed and assessed by fully qualified and experienced tutors at college and Work Based recorders in the workplace.  The Apprentice will receive full support whilst training and will have a dedicated training co-ordinator who will give pastoral support, maintain regular contact and conduct a progress review every 10 weeks.  Prior to completing the Apprenticeship the Apprentice will have completed a comprehensive portfolio of evidence showing competency in all areas of Plastering.


Knowledge Based Evidence

There is a Diploma to complete for the Apprenticeship, comprising 10 Mandatory Units and a series of End Tests including Practical Assessments.  This part of the qualification is the underpinning knowledge the Apprentice will need to do the job effectively, covering Workplace Health & Safety, Developing and Maintaining Good Working Relationships and Methods of Work.

Functional Skills

Functional Skills in Application of Number and Communications at Level 1 are part of the framework but GCSE Grade C’s in English and Maths will exempt the Apprentice from doing these.

Course content


QCF 01:- Conforming to general Safety in the Workplace

QCF 02:- Conforming to Efficient Work Practices in the Workplace

QCF03:- Moving & Handling Resources in the Workplace

QCF 66:- Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace

QCF 67:- Producing External Solid Render Finishes in the Workplace

Optional Units

QCF 65:- Applying Finishing Plaster to Background Surfaces in the Workplace

QCF 68:- Installing Direct Bond Dry Linings in the Workplace

QCF 69:- Laying Sand & Cement Screeds to Levels and/or Falls in the Workplace

QCF 70:- Applying Projection Plaster and Maintaining Equipment in the Workplace

QCF 71:- Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard in the Workplace



CC 2028:- Know How to Produce Plaster Components

CC2026:- Know how to Fix Dry Lining & Plasterboard Products to Interiors

CC2030:- Know How to Install and Position and Secure Fibrous Plaster Components

CC2002:- Knowledge of Information, Quantities and Communication with others

CC2003:- Know about Foundations, Walls and Floor Construction

CC2029:- Know how to Apply Plaster to Internal Surfaces

CC1001:- Health & Safety and Working at Heights

CC2027:- Know how to Form Sand and Cement Screeds

CC1011:- Preparing Backgrounds-Know how to Select Tools for Direct Bond

CC2025:- Know how to Apply Plaster to Internal Surfaces

Entry requirements

Although there is no stipulation for GCSE English and Maths at a certain Level the Apprentice must achieve at least Level E3+ on the BKSB assessment.


On Site Assessment by College Assessor, End Tests in College, Classroom/Workshop Assessment by Tutor and Portfolio Evidence.

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City Training Services directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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