NVQ Level 2 in Plastering (Construction) Solid

The NVQ Level 2 in Plastering (Construction) Solid course is aimed at candidates who are already working as a plasterer and want to achieve a qualification that recognises their skills and expertise.  On successful completion of the course, students will be able to apply for their CSCS Blue Skilled Workers Card.

Practical skills taught on the course include how to apply solid and finishing plaster and how to repair fibrous plaster components. Learners can also select a specialism such as laying sand and cement screeds or installing mechanically fixed plasterboard.

Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.  This nvq course is designed so the learner can gain the qualification while at work and enhance their career prospects.


At the end of the NVQ Level 2 in Plastering course, candidates will be able to demonstrate and excellent knowledge, understanding and skills of plastering and methods to achieve a flawless finish.


The Level 2 Construction NVQ in Plastering will cover the following mandatory topics:

  • General Health & Safety
  • Solid and finishing plaster
  • Working productively
  • Applying solid render to surfaces
  • How to move, handle and store resources

Students must also choose one of the optional units:

  • How to install direct bond dry lining systems
  • Laying cement and sand screeds
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Installing mechanically fixed plasterboard
  • Applying projection plaster and render


In order to successfully complete the Level 2 course, an NVQ assessor will observe the learner through a range of methods:

  • observations to see skills in practice
  • professional discussions
  • written questions
  • a portfolio of evidence

*To apply for the CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card candidates must have an up to date CITB Health and Safety Touch Screen Test*

Who Should Attend?

Workers currently employed as a plasterer and who want to gain a CSCS Blue Skilled Worker Card. The course is suitable for those who want to further their career prospects in the construction industry or wish start their own business.

NVQ Course Facts

No additional costs

No additional Costs

All costs are included in the price of the course including certification and travel.

No additional costs

Course Length

Completion times are dependent on the amount of time and commitment each student is able to give to the qualification. Please check the "Duration" section of the specific course you are looking to take for an estimated average.

No additional costs

Full support from an assessor

Students will have telephone and email access to their dedicated assessor throughout the working week. Assessors will be on-hand to answer any questions and offer assistance where required

No additional costs

CSCS card costs

The current cost of the CSCS card is £36. Students will be required to apply for their CSCS card directly on receipt of their certificate.

CSCS card application

No additional costs


NVQ certificates typically takes just 10 working days to be issued on completion of the course.

Suggested Progression

NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision


Applicants MUST be at least 16 years old and have a good understanding of the English language.

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