This qualification is aimed at those who are involved in plastering activities in the workplace. It is not expected
that candidates working in this industry all do the same activities so the qualification has been developed to allow
opportunities for those carrying out work in any one of the following broad categories: solid basic plastering, solid full
plastering, basic fibrous plastering and full fibrous plastering. Those taking the qualification must also prove knowledge
and competence in working at heights, calculating quantities and wastage and the use of powered and hand tools and
equipment. All work completed must be done in accordance with building regulations and industry recognised safe
working practices, including the disposal of waste.
The qualification is structured to ensure that there is a high degree of flexibility within the units available and will allow
employees from companies of all sizes and specialisms equal opportunity to complete. To provide this opportunity in
addition to the core skills above, candidates will also be able to select optional units recognising skills including, working
with direct bond dry linings, laying sand and cement screeds, installing mechanically fixed plasterboard and carrying out
repair work. The standards cover the most important aspects of the job. This qualification is at Level 2, although some
units may be at different levels and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with routine assignments.
Candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job