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 NVQ Level 2 Plastering

About this NVQ

Qualification title

ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)


Coving Installer, Plasterer: Fibrous, Plasterer: Solid, Specilaist Rendering Operative​
This NVQ is for those working with different types of plastering and want to prove their competence, candidates can choose 4 pathways that include working with Solid and Fibrous Plaster or working as a Heritage Plasterer with Solid and Fibrous materials.


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Qualification Structure

There are 4 Pathways, the Mandatory/Optional unit requirements for each are listed below.

Pathway 1: Solid

Pathway 2: Fibrous

Pathway 3: Heritage Plastering – Solid

Pathway 4: Heritage Plastering – Fibrous
Mandatory Units - Candidates must complete 6 mandatory units, plus 1 optional unit
Optional Units - Candidates must complete one unit
Mandatory Units - Candidates must complete 6 Mandatory units.
Mandatory Units - Candidates must complete 7 Mandatory units, plus 2 Optional units.
Optional Units
Mandatory Units - Candidates must complete 7 Mandatory units.
What is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction)?
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) is a vocational qualification designed for individuals working or aspiring to work in the plastering industry. It provides learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to carry out plastering tasks to a high standard in various construction settings.
What topics are covered in the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering?
The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering covers a range of topics related to plastering techniques, materials, and health and safety. Some of the key areas of study include preparing backgrounds for plastering, applying plaster materials to different surfaces, rendering walls, and applying decorative finishes.
How is the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering assessed?
Assessment for the qualification is carried out through a combination of practical observations and written assignments. Learners will need to demonstrate their skills and knowledge in a real work environment or simulated setting. They will be assessed by qualified assessors who will observe their work and evaluate their performance against the required standards.
Can I apply for a CSCS card on completion?
Yes, You can be eligible for the CSCS Blue Skilled Workers card, as long as you have completed the relevant Operative Health and Safety Test within 2 years of applying for the card. Please contact Workforce Skills Support for further CSCS Experienced and Trainee card information.
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