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NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

Level 2

Cementing Exterior Wall

Start Date: Anytime

Key Points:

Level: 2


Age - 16-18 or 19+

Must not have completed the same course with another provider or have achieved a level 3 in Plastering (Construction).

Duration: There is no formal duration for this course.

Entry Requirements: N/A


This is a work-based learning qualification that enables you to work as a plasterer in the construction industry. As a plasterer, you will use plaster and render to finish surfaces, such as walls and ceilings, in the construction industry.

About this qualification

This is a Framework qualification that confirms competency in working in plastering. You will learn how to conform to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace, and how to conform to productive working practices in the workplace. You will learn how to move, handle and store resources in the workplace, as well as developing the knowledge and skills to work competently with plaster on a construction site. There are no entry requirements for this qualification – anyone over the age of 16 that is seeking to demonstrate competence in working in plastering occupations can take this qualification. However, you are likely to have studied the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering full-time in college, or have significant experience working with plaster in the construction industry.

Why take this qualification?

1st2 Achieve Training Ltd offers a range of qualifications in construction crafts. Diplomas can teach you advanced skills and gain you employment, however many large construction sites require the NVQ to demonstrate you are able to work safely and competently onsite. You will take this Level 2 NVQ qualification if you are currently employed or have previously been employed as a plasterer, and have acquired knowledge and experience over time. You now wish to demonstrate and confirm, by a formal qualification, your ability to work safely and competently to a recognised national standard for your current or a future employer. 

What could this qualification lead to?

This qualification prepares you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on plastering occupations. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a skills card that will enable you to work on site in your chosen trade. If you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)

  • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction)

Who supports this qualification?

This qualification is widely supported in the construction sector. We are grateful to have specific support from the Federation of Master Builders for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction).

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