Plastering Level 3

The Basics

Sector: Construction
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Level 3 Apprenticeship in Plastering
Qualification Type: Apprenticeship Framework
Duration: 15 months
Type of Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the programme

What you will Learn

> Skills and knowledge to produce internal solid plastering finishes
> Understanding and skills to complete external rendering finishes
> Working both independently and as part of a team
> Ability to manage own workload as well as the workload of others
> Effective communication with all key stakeholders
> Health, safety and welfare in the construction industry


Plastering is a vital element of the Construction industry, particularly in the house building and refurbishment industry.

Projects can vary from small-scale commercial properties to large-scale housing developments and will vary from day-to-day.

This qualification is most suitable for those who have completed their Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plastering and are looking to further develop their skills and knowledge.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have completed either the Level 2 Apprenticeship in Plastering or have some of experience of working at this level.

Roles Available in this Sector

> Site Supervisor
> Plasterer
> Business Owner
> Self-Employed Sub-Contractor


> Level 3 Team Leader / Supervisor Apprenticeship

> Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision


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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.

Katie Shorland, Level 2 Hairdressing

I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!

Jaimee Benson, Level 2 Hairdressing

I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!

Will Birch, Level 2 Bricklaying

Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up

Sam Collard, Level 2 Light Vehicle and Maintenance Repair

The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.

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