What qualification will I achieve?
The successful apprentice will achieve the Plasterer standard at Level 3. Functional skills in Maths and English would need to be achieved if the apprentices does not hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship standard.
How long is the course?
Typical completion time is likely to be 36 months. This may reduce if an apprentice has gained previous relevant knowledge and skills.
How will I learn?
The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day to day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% Off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off the job training.
What subjects will I study?
This is a Level 3 apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge, skills and behaviours all of which will assist the apprentice in their day-to-day work duties. These will include:
•various types and techniques of plastering
•different types and eras of construction
•types of traditional and modern materials
•cost and environmental considerations
•high quality customer service
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the apprenticeship students will be expected to take part in an end point assessment. Here they will have a knowledge test and a skills test which will cover the knowledge and skills gained from their apprenticeship and oral questioning to confirm learners understanding.
What are the entry requirements?
Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to taking the end point assessment.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: email@example.com www.furness.ac.uk
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below role:
What opportunities will this lead to?
On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. As a result of achieving the Apprenticeship, there will be an entitlement to join the Federation of Master Builders’ continuous professional development (CPD) scheme for individual tradespeople.
Progression also comes in a variety of other ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels
• The potential for advancement in their job role