Successful apprentices on completion, will achieve the Plastering Level 2 apprenticeship framework. Apprentices will also achieve a practical (or 'competence') qualification: NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) and a theory-based (or 'knowledge') qualification: Diploma in Plastering.
Functional skills in Maths and English would be achieved if the apprentices does not already hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship framework.
How long is the course?
Typical completion is likely to be 18 months.
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.
What subjects will I study?
This apprenticeship framework is Level 2.
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge and skills all of which will assist the student in their day-to-day work duties. These will include:
•Working on a construction site or domestic and commercial premises
•Applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors to given specifications
•Installing fibrous plaster elements
•Fixing plasterboard, metal lath and pre-formed coving to timber backgrounds
•Fixing dry lining boards to solid and stud walls
•Plastering internal solid and stud walls using different materials
•Plastering external walls using a variety of materials and beads
•Preparation and laying of floor screeds to levels and falls
•Preparation and repair of damaged surfaces
•Construction of cornice moulds and running cornices in situ
•Health and Safety
How will I be assessed?
The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and assessment. The apprentice is assessed in lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.
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 completing the apprenticeship framework. ICT may also be a required, this would specified in the framework.
Can I get more information?
For more information please contact us: T: 01229 825017 E: firstname.lastname@example.org www.furness.ac.uk
Typical job roles
This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles:
What opportunities will this lead to?
Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels – advanced apprenticeship in Plastering
• The potential for advancement in their job role - a number of career paths in the construction sector working on new builds and refurbishments