Construction Specialist (Plastering) — Level 2 Apprenticeship Framework

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Course information

This qualification has been designed for anyone wishing to develop a career in construction and covers key skills in specific areas of the construction areas.
Pathways available:
Pathway 9 - Plastering
Credits must be achieved from a range of mandatory and optional units.
Functional Skills:
Functional Skills are skills that are needed in a range of activities in education and training, work and life in general. For this framework you will be required to achieve the following:
- Mathematics Level 1
- English Level 1
Successful completion of these Functional Skills is essential to complete the framework.
The National Minimum Wage for an Apprentice is £3.40 per hour - however most employers tend to pay significantly above this rate. As skills develop many employers tend to increase wages.
The hourly rate is paid for time working in the workplace and training both on and off the job including College time.
Apprentices aged 19 years or over who have already spent a year on an apprenticeship must be paid for at least the full National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age:
18-20 years £5.55 per hour (increasing to £5.60 April 2017)
21-24 years £6.95 per hour (increasing to £7.05 April 2017)
25 and over £7.20 per hour (increasing to £7.50 April 2017)
Holidays will be agreed with the employer. The minimum entitlement is 20 days per year plus Bank Holidays.


Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations - Plastering
Level 2 Extended Diploma in Plastering

This course leads to...

Progression into plastering industry

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but work experience in a suitable job role, GCSEs, Diplomas or vocational courses are good indicators of skill levels.

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Course ID: 156110

Course Year: 18/19

Course Duration: Unknown


All fees will be paid by your employer. Employers should contact the Apprenticeship team directly for more information, as fees vary based on a number of factors. Government contributions may be available to apprenticeship employers. To find out more, please contact the apprenticeships team at or 0151 252 3800

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