This Level 2 Apprenticeship allows you to work on a construction site or domestic and commercial premises as a Solid Plasterer, applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors to given specifications. Alternatively, you may find work as a Fibrous Plasterer, installing fibrous (decorative) plaster elements.
As part of the course you will complete the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
- Level 2 NVQ in Plastering
- Functional Skills in English and Maths (if not previously achieved)
For the duration of your apprenticeship (two years) you will spend four days a week working with an employer, on site, as an apprentice plasterer, and the other one day per week in college, building on the skills and knowledge you have learned.
The Diploma is assessed through unit theory tests and practical end tests carried out in the college workshop.
For the NVQ, assessment involves building a portfolio of evidence gathered in the workplace which demonstrates that apprentices cover the range of skills required for their qualification.
In addition, apprentices will be expected to complete initial assessments in English and Maths to ensure they are working at a suitable level in these subjects.
4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above including Maths and English (or equivalents)
Existing employment / experience within the industry.
You will also need to gain a suitable employer. You can do this through searching for vacancies on our website http://www.sheffcol.ac.uk/apprenticeship/vacancies/ and applying directly to the employer. This will be followed by a competitive interview process.
Or by approaching employers yourself to ask if they will take on an apprentice. Once you find a suitable employer you should contact the college with their details.
Progression routes for this apprenticeship may include: Level 3 Plastering Apprenticeship Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision Apprenticeship
Future career paths may include: Working as a plasterer in the construction industry Working in a supervisory role in a construction environment