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NOCN_Cskills Awards Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) - Solid

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The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) -Solid qualification has been developed for achievement in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding and to demonstrate your competence in a real workplace environment so you can work as a Solid Plasterer within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified assessor whose job is to work with you and help you complete your qualification.

This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will learn key practical skills and knowledge in these mandatory units:
-Applying Finishing Plaster to Prepared Surfaces in the Workplace
-Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes in the Workplace
-Applying Solid Render to Background Surfaces and Producing Finishes in the Workplace
-Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
-Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
-Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace

The learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in one of the following optional units:
-Installing Direct Bond Dry Lining Systems in the Workplace
-Laying Sand and Cement Screeds in the Workplace
-Applying Projection Plaster and Render, and Maintaining Equipment in the Workplace
-Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard in the Workplace

This qualification can be taken as part of an apprenticeship framework, if desired. This qualification sits within the Construction Apprenticeship Framework in England and Wales. For further information about the Construction Apprenticeship Frameworks, please see website:

This qualification is supported by Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) federation.

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Qualification Structure

Min Credits : 87

Description: To achieve this qualification a minimum of 87 credits need to be attained. This comprises 78 credits from the 6 units in the Mandatory Group, plus a minimum of 9 credits from at least 1 unit in the Optional Group. There are also additional units that can be taken as part of this qualification. These units will be included on the certificate but will not count towards the achievement of the qualification.


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