Level 2 Plastering Apprenticeship Standard

Course Code: P260811

Key Information

  • Course type


  • Campus:

    North Harbour Campus

  • Start Date:


  • Duration:

    Two years

  • Attendance:


Ideal for those who have an interest in plastering but no formal training.

Units include:

  • health and safety hazards, current regulations and legislation
  • health and safety legislation, codes of practice and safe working practices, including working at heights
  • high-quality customer service as well as different communication methods
  • construction methods, insulation, facilities, fire protection and damp proofing
  • considerations before completing plastering work
  • dry lining materials, methods, and finishes
  • mortars and finishes
  • render systems

The broad purpose of this occupation is to apply layers of plaster onto walls, floors and ceilings. During this apprenticeship, you will be flexible and hands-on. As well as varied technical abilities, you will develop the functional and personal skills required for the job.

To successfully complete the apprenticeship, you will need both maths and English at grade 2 or above, or Functional Skills Level 1. If necessary, these can be studied at College alongside your apprenticeship.

You will build a portfolio of work and workplace assessors will be in regular contact to provide support, and to arrange on-site visits to observe your ability and skills in your daily role. It is important for you to take ownership of your own learning by seeking out opportunities to gain new skills on the job with your employer. Learning in College will be delivered through a mixture of classes, work-related activities and independent study and research. Your final grade will be determined by collective performance in the three assessments in the endpoint assessment.

1: online knowledge-based tests.
2: skills test (knowledge and behaviours are observed in the workplace)
3: professional discussion (to demonstrate that you can apply the broad range of knowledge, skills and behaviours in the Standard).

College attendance is one day a week, usually a Friday. Your assessor will liaise with you to set up mutually convenient times for consultation and assessment visits at your place of work.

It is a government requirement for you to spend 20% of your apprenticeship working towards your off-the-job learning. Off-the-job learning can consist of College attendance, homework/coursework, project-related work, employer training, mentoring, and coaching – plus a number of other tasks (more information can be shared).

You could move onto higher level full-time courses or into full-time employment within plastering.

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