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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 2 Plasterer (Solid Pathway)

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Course Description

Solid plastering involves applying a range of plastering systems on to different background surfaces using traditional and modern materials. Background surfaces include solid plain walls, walls with openings and returns, ceiling joists and partitions and beams and piers that are attached or independent of walls. Solid plastering work includes preparing solid backgrounds by hand and mechanical means and installing sheet materials such as expanded metal lath/rib lath, standard angle beads, skim beads, stop beads, expansion beads and reinforcements for the application of one, two or three coat plastering or rendering systems. As a solid plasterer you would mainly be installing products on site.


Qualifications

Level 2 Plasterer Apprenticeship

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 1 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE PLASTERER APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:


Understand he principles of high quality customer service.

Prepare background substrates for internal solid plastering, dry lining and external rendering

Know to fix ancillary works including beads trims and how to use additives to form a mechanical key

Apply and finish a range of rendering systems to external elevations

Apply and finish a range of plastering and rendering systems according to specifications

Application methods for different types or mortars and finishes, including heritage and how to re-instate plastering systems post chemical damp-proof injectionnt

Quality focused: Be reliable, productive, efficient and quality focussed in work and in personal standards to current industrial standards.

Self-motivated learner: Identify personal development needs and act to meet those needs. Keep up-to-date with best practice and new technology.

Positive and mature attitude: Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, reliable and professional including appearance.

Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further education.

Furthermore, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level.

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