Plastering – Solid Basic

Level 2
3 Months

Plasterers mix and apply plaster to inside walls and ceilings; they may also apply cement or lime based mixes to floors and outside walls, or do decorative work. Surface preparation is key to ensure that the first coat sticks to the material the wall is made of. Fibrous plasterers work with plaster that has short lengths of fibre added to hold it together while they are working on it. They make ornamental plasterwork and decorative panels by moulding and casting plaster in workshops. The finished pieces are then fixed onsite.  Fibrous plasterers may work from architects’ designs or copy pieces of plasterwork from artists’ drawings, or from photographs.

Who is this suitable for?

This course is designed for workers within the Painting & Decorating trade to gain a recognised qualification.
To enroll on this course all candidates must be 19 years or older with at least 12 months experience within the trade.

Course Contents

  • Induction to the programme
  • Confirming to general health, safety & welfare
  • Confirming to working practices
  • Moving, handling & storing resources
  • Install direct bond dry linings
  • Applying finishing plaster to background surfaces


The Assessment methods include:

  • Practical Assessment in the work setting
  • Opportunities to access group training
  • Individualised study

This qualification allows the operative to gain their NVQ Level 2 City & Guilds certificate which will enable them to apply & obtain their blue skilled workers card (CSCS card) – either online or by post.

Dedicated support

Once the learners are enrolled on the programme, they will be assigned a Skills Trainer. Our NVQ qualifications are delivered using various proven methods:

  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Workplace observations and practical tuition
  • Career planning
  • Assessment Delivery

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year established2005year established
number of clients791number of clients
apprentices on programmes685apprentices on programmes
NVQ learners on programmes929NVQ learners on programmes

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