Plastering (7908)

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017
First teaching of this qualification is September 2017

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the construction industry as a plasterer.  Learners could progress into employment as a plasterer, onto an apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.

First teaching of this qualification is September 2016

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (450) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the construction industry.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate & the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18; 19+.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Compulsory topics include:
• The principles of construction
• Internal plastering and fixing sheet materials

There are then three pathways that learners can take: 'Solid', 'Fibrous' or Dry Lining'.

For the 'Solid' pathway, topics include:
• Applying external plain rendering
• Floor screed systems
• Direct bond, taping and jointing

For the 'Fibrous' pathway, topics include:
• Producing, fixing and finishing plain plaster mouldings to match existing

For the 'Dry Lining' pathway, topics include:
• Installing linings and encasement systems
• Installing metal furring ceiling systems
• Installing metal stud partitioning systems

Learners interested in  the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (450) will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Compulsory topics include:
• Run in-situ moulds
• Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors
• Applying plastering materials to detailed exteriors
• Producing reverse moulds for detailed fibrous plaster and cement casting
• Producing and fixing detailed fibrous plaster and cement casts

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering could lead to a job as a plasterer, working for a house building company, a property development company, or as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.  It could also lead to an apprenticeship in plastering. 

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (450) could lead to the following employment opportunities:
• Plasterer working on commercial or domestic premises
• Self-employed plasterer working on domestic repair and refurbishment projects

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in Plastering - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want recognition for your skills, giving you the chance to take on more responsibility.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Craftsperson in plastering, specialising in solid, fibrous or dry lining depending on the qualification pathway taken.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering (7908-20)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering (Dry Lining)

  • Accreditation No: 603/0319/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2019 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering (Fibrous)

  • Accreditation No: 603/0319/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2019 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering (Solid)

  • Accreditation No: 603/0319/0 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 360 - 360 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 600 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2019 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Plasterer

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (7908-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (Fibrous) (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7417/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 720 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 56 - Distinction: 48 - Merit: 32 - Pass: 16 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Plastering (Solid) (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7417/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 720 The total time for the qualification
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 56 - Distinction: 48 - Merit: 32 - Pass: 16 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2016 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

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Find out more about how to become an approved City & Guilds centre or fill out our online customer application form

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