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Level: 3

Location: Hudson Building

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering covers:

  • assisting with the organisation of resources
  • contributing to the progress of operations
  • establishing the occupational area
  • producing complex and defined plastering details

Entry requirements

You should have completed an Intermediate Apprenticeship framework in Plastering at Level 2 within your trade area and achieved your Functional Skills in English and Maths.

Course Content

You will study:

  • City & Guilds Diploma in Plastering (Level 3)
  • NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Level 3)
  • Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme of study.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through observation of practical work and additional on-site assessments are required to complete the NVQ Level 3.  You may be required to undertake real trade projects on which you will also be assessed. 

Maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you on site and discuss your progress with you and your employer.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

Your employer will need to supply your safety footwear and any other Personal Protective Equipment you may need. The College will supply tools and any other equipment needed but you are welcome to bring your own if you prefer.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to Professional Construction qualifications as a full-time, part-time or apprentice learner or you can continue to advance your career within the industry.


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Brad Peters

Brad Peters

Plastering apprenticeship with Horbury and Derby College is brilliant, says Brad

Young plasterer Brad Peters loves his apprenticeship with Horbury Building Systems and is looking forward to getting a trade under his belt. Brad, who is 16 and studying for his level 2 plastering qualification via Derby College, has described both his job and his college course as “brilliant.” Now just over six months into his apprenticeship, he is gaining valuable on the job experience alongside Horbury plasterer Paul Coward on a range of commercial contracts. Brad, who is from South Wingfield, wasn’t sure what to do when he first left school but the idea of learning a trade strongly appealed to him. After hearing about Rotherham-based Horbury through a friend of his sister, he contacted the national construction group directly and grasped the opportunity to train as a plasterer. Under Paul’s expert supervision, Brad is currently working on the plastering elements of a new student accommodation block in Coventry and has previously assisted Paul on commercial contracts in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rochdale and Hull. Brad’s apprenticeship also marks the beginning of a great relationship between Derby College and Horbury, with the company looking to take on more apprentices via the college over the next 12 months

Like with anything there are some jobs I like more than others. Of course scraping and preparation has to be done first, which no one likes much, but I really enjoy the plastering part. It's quite a skill and involves a lot of attention to detail. I'm also enjoying going to Derby College on day release. The facilities there are great and all the teaching staff are very helpful.

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