Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Type: Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Venue: Employer Premises
Awarding Body: CITB CSKILLS Construction Skills
Level: Level 3
Entry Requirements: English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent),Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent),College interview
Start Date:
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

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

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 and carrying out complex work 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
  • Analysing technical information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Analysing the construction industry and built environment
  • Apply plaster materials & render to produce complex internal surfaces
  • Prepare and run in situ moulds
  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Confirming work activities and resources for an occupational work area
  • Confirming the occupational method of work in the workplace
  • Produce complex internal solid plaster surfaces in the workplace
  • Produce complex external render 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 354220

Progression and Careers

Plasterers have a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds and refurbishments.

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

  • HNC in Construction
  • Apprenticeship in Management

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.

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