Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Type: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Venue: Employer Premises
Awarding Body: CITB CSKILLS Construction Skills
Level: Level 2
Entry Requirements: English grade D/5 (or equivalent), Maths grade D/5 (or equivalent), College interview
Start Date:
Length: 2 years
Course Overview

Construction Specialist Occupations have a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SME’s).

An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills’ approved framework.

Apprentice plasterers work on construction sites (domestic / commercial ) applying wet finishes to walls, ceiling and floors to given specifications.

The practical/theoretical work is carried out in modern workshops at ACCROSS using tools and equipment that are used throughout industry and materials sponsored by leading suppliers, both regional and national.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

What will I learn?
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Understand information, quantities and communication with others
  • Understand construction technology
  • Apply render materials to external surfaces
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors
  • Form sand and cement screeds
  • Produce fibrous plaster components
  • Apply plaster materials to internal surfaces
  • Position and secure fibrous plaster components
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
  • Producing external solid render finishes in the workplace
  • Apply finishing plaster to background surfaces in the workplace
  • Installing mechanically fixed plasterboard in the workplace

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) is an induction programme for direct entrants and will be delivered within the knowledge section of this framework.

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators
How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits, reviews and an online portfolio.

Materials and other information

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354 220

Progression and Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds and refurbishments. This apprenticeship will enable progression to:

  • Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Specialist: Plastering

After gaining work experience in the chosen occupational area there are also opportunities to progress into occupational work supervision, management or technical support areas.

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Solid Plasterer
  • Fibrous Plasterer
  • Trainee Site Agent

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Accrington and Rossendale College.

Apply Now
Open Menu