Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers.
Plasterers mix and then paste plaster onto the interior surfaces of buildings to prepare them for decoration. They work on a range of buildings including houses and commercial buildings.
To achieve the Level 1 Certificate you must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.
Introduction to health and safety in construction
- Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
- Introduction to the construction industry
- Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
- Mixing materials and applying floating coats
- Producing components from moulds
You will also complete a level 1 Employability Certificate
Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and maths OR successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above
Successful completion could lead to the Level 2 study programme.
Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience