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City and Guilds - Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course syllabus

Course Description

Is the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  City & Guilds (City-and-Guilds). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (City-and-Guilds) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching. Visit City-and-Guilds web site

What is the City and Guilds - Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course?

Category: Construction

Level: Beginner

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to progress to further learning and training, or to enter the world of work as a plasterer. It is split into three pathways: Solid, Fibrous and Interior systems. It covers a range of skills and knowledge in these areas. You will have a choice of which specialist pathway you study.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • health, safety and welfare in construction
  • principles of building construction, information and communication
  • applying plastering materials to interiors.

The topics you will cover for the solid pathway include:

  • laying floor screed systems
  • installing direct bond and taping and jointing
  • applying plastering materials to external backgrounds.

The topics you will cover for the fibrous pathway include:

  • producing reverse moulds
  • constructing running moulds
  • repairing damaged fibrous plasterwork

The topics you will cover for the interior systems pathway include:

  • fixing and finishing lining systems
  • installing metal furring ceiling
  • fixing metal stud partitioning systems.

The units are designed so that you learn the underlying principles and practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of the principles of construction, building technology and terminology used. Centres and providers where you do your training, work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of this training.

The different ways in which centres could support your learning, by working with local and national businesses include:

  • Structured work-experience or work placements within their business
  • Your attendance at classes or lectures given by industry experts
  • Employers input into projects and exercises, or their involvement with setting assessments and examinations
  • Employers who act as expert witnesses to contribute to the assessment of your work

This practical based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment as a craftsperson in plastering or further specialist study.

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Who is the City and Guilds - Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course designed for?

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in plastering.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working as a plasterer or progressing to further learning and training in this area.

This qualification is suitable if you are16 years old, or over. You don't need any previous experience to start this qualification.

Following successful completion of this qualification you will be qualified to work in the construction industry as a plasterer

What subjects does the City and Guilds - Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course cover?

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering the teaching programme must cover the content detailed in the structure below. Tutors must teach the two mandatory units plus either three units from pathway A, one unit from pathway B or three units from pathway C.

Mandatory

Unit number
Unit title
GLH
201
Principles of construction
60
202
Internal plastering and fixing sheet materials
120

Pathways

Pathway A (Solid)

Unit number
Unit title
GLH
203
Applying external plain rendering
90
204
Floor screed systems
30
205
Direct bond, taping and jointing
60

Pathway B (Fibrous)

Unit number
Unit title
GLH
206
Producing, fixing and finishing plain plaster mouldings to match existing
180

Pathway C (Interior Systems)

Unit number
Unit title
GLH
207
Installing linings and encasement systems
60
208
Installing metal furring ceiling systems
60
209
Installing metal stud partitioning systems
60

Total Qualification Time
GLH = 360

TQT =  600

Total Qualification Time (TQT) is the total amount of time, in hours, expected to be spent by a Learner to achieve a qualification. It includes both guided learning hours (which are listed separately) and hours spent in preparation, study and assessment.


How is the City and Guilds - Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering course assessed?

To achieve the City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering candidates must successfully complete both mandatory assessment components for the chosen pathway.

Pathway A - Solid

Mandatory

Component number
Title
005 or 505
Level 2 Plastering - Theory exam
006
Level 2 Plastering - Synoptic assignment  

Pathway B - Fibrous

Mandatory

Component number
Title
005 or 505
Level 2 Plastering - Theory exam
008
Level 2 Plastering - Synoptic assignment

Pathway C - Interior Systems

Mandatory

Component number
Title
005 or 505
Level 2 Plastering - Theory exam
010
Level 2 Plastering - Synoptic assignment

In addition, candidates must achieve the mandatory employer involvement requirement for this qualification before they can be awarded a qualification grade. For more information, please see guidance in Section 4: Employer involvement

Employer Involvement

Mandatory

Component number
Title
820
Employer involvement  


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