Course at a glance

Subject Area:





Level 2 Standard

Course Start:


Course Length:

36 months


North Street Campus


Funding band - £10,000

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Course overview

This Plastering Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Plastering is a core function within the construction sector, particularly the house building sector and refurbishment sectors. The Government has a target to build significantly more new homes over the coming years and therefore the demand for plasterers has never been higher.

Plasterers mix and apply plaster to walls and ceilings of buildings to provide a smooth or decorative finish. A plasterer will also produce ornamental plasterwork such as ceiling roses, cornices and columns. 

What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

Observant with a keen eye for detail, the ability to work well individually and as part of a team, good communication skills. 

What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to use plastering tools and equipment e.g. trowel and hand board
  • Learning solid and fibrous plastering
  • Applying a range of plastering systems on to different background surfaces including:
    • How to prepare walls and ceilings of prior to applying plaster
    • How to apply sand/cement and lighweight plaster to various backgrounds
    • How to create and fix fibrous plasterwork such as dado rails and ceiling centres
    • How to apply external render and floor screed
    • The various types of plasterboard that are available and how to fix and prepare them for internal surfaces.

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment. 

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

You must have achieved the Level 2  to commence the Level 3.

Current Vacancies

Current vacancies from employers we work with will be shown here.

If none are showing, you can search and register for job alerts on the apprenticeship vacancy website.

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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