Course overview

Plastering Level 2 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College

This day-release Plastering Level 2 Apprenticeship Standards programme will teach you how to become a plasterer.

The apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of three years.

During that time you will learn the knowledge and practical skills you need to become a trained plasterer.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


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Additional information

Who is this course for?

If you have a keen interest in plastering and would like to learn a highly skilled trade, then this apprenticeship may be the right course for you. You should be employed or have a current offer of employment in the plastering sector.

What you'll learn

This course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to become a trained plasterer. The apprenticeship is made up of routine reviews of learning including:

  • evidence of knowledge
  • skills and behaviours
  • recording of 20% off the job.

You may be required to study functional skills in English and Maths.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths, or to have completed an alternative full Level 2 course with Level 1 Functional Skills. You must be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer.

You must also have a strong commitment to working with your employer and College assessor and an excellent record of attendance at school or college.

You must also demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed via evidence including workplace observations, professional discussions, academic and professional workplace reviews and online and practical assessments. When undertaking an apprenticeship, you will study a mixture of both work-based learning and training at College.

You will complete a work-based NVQ through your apprenticeship.

Your employer will pay the minimum apprenticeship wage while you are learning your trade.

View the full assessment plan.

Future career and study opportunities

Successful completion of the course can lead to employment as a plasterer in the construction industry.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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