PlasteringLevel 2 NVQ

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The Level 2 Plastering NVQ Diploma qualification has been developed for delivery in a working environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification. It has been designed to develop and recognise your skills, knowledge and competence so that you can work on plastering within the construction industry or progress onto further learning.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work in General Construction within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

Assessment Process 

OSAT (On Site Assessment & Training)

Your assessor will visit you between 2-4 times (in general) to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. Using methods such as Observation (watching) and Questioning/Discussion they will collect what’s needed to prove your competence at your trade.

A third party reference (Witness Testimony) can be used as another source of evidence stating the work you do on site and that you are capable of working safely.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used taking into account any of your individual needs.


The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.

Mandatory Units

  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace
  • Applying finishing plaster to prepared surfaces in the workplace

Additional Units

  • Laying sand and cement screeds in the workplace
  • Installing mechanically fixed plasterboard in the workplace
  • Installing direct bond dry lining systems in the workplace
  • Applying projection plaster and render, and maintaining equipment in the workplace
  • Producing cement castings in the workplace
  • Applying Finishing Plaster to Prepared Surfaces in the Workplace
  • Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
  • Applying Solid Render to Background Surfaces and Producing Finishes in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:
  • Installing Direct Bond Dry Lining Systems in the Workplace
  • Laying Sand and Cement Screeds in the Workplace
  • Applying Projection Plaster and Render, and Maintaining Equipment in the Workplace
  • Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard in the Workplace

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area, however we do require at least 3 years experience in the trade .

On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.

Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification Search.

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Plastering NVQ Level 2 FAQ's

The timescale varies from person to person, however, 3-4 months is the average timescale for completion.

The NVQ Level 2 plastering course is equal to 5 GCSE’s A*-C depending on the grade achieved.

You can start your Level 2 NVQ at any time and it’s best to complete your Level 2 before moving onto your Level 3, but it’s not a necessary prerequisite.

Get started with your NVQ assessments at North West Skills Academy.

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