Plastering - Apprenticeships


This Apprenticeship is ideal for anyone who is thinking of working within the construction industry as a plasterer. It covers a broad range of skills which are put to use on a range of sites, from large building sites to private houses.

What will I learn?

You will start by learning the very basics of plastering which will include health and safety, tools and equipment and mixing materials. The skills acquired will include being able to prepare background surfaces, repair damaged walls, plaster areas and produce finished surfaces using a variety of techniques and materials. You will also learn how to use step ladders in a practical way when you are working on your projects and about tower scaffold in the classroom.

You will also learn floating and skimming to various backgrounds, plaster boarding and skimming ceilings, and running a cornice mould and fix into position incorporating external and internal mitres. You will also learn how to design your own drawings, provide estimates and create business plans.

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and will be taught in a purpose built plastering workshop. The underpinning knowledge will be done in the classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of Evidence
  • In Class Tests
  • Practical Tests
  • Multiple Choice Tests

What can I do next?

The Apprenticeship will provide you with the skills to progress further within your chosen trade. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto a Level 3 qualification in Construction. Some former Apprentices take advantage of the scope for self-employment which this trade offers.

Is there anything else I need to know?

You will be required to provide your own safety boots and basic stationary for use in the classroom.