Reference Quantity: ST0096

Particulars of ordinary


The development sector is the driving pressure behind the UK economic system, using three million individuals and contributing 6.4% of GDP. Not solely that, the development business is central to delivering the houses, faculties, hospitals, power and transport infrastructure our society calls for. A profession within the building business is like no different. Plastering is a core operate throughout the building sector, significantly the home constructing sector and refurbishment sectors. The Authorities has a goal to construct considerably extra new houses over the approaching years and subsequently the demand for plasterers has by no means been increased.

The occupation lined by this normal is Plasterer and contains all points of the core plastering commerce. Plasterers can apply trendy premixed and conventional supplies to inside partitions/backgrounds, ceilings and options in order that they’re prepared for adorning. In addition they plaster/render exterior partitions/exterior backgrounds with coatings to type clean and textured finishes. Plasterers can work on their very own or as a part of a small crew. They work on small-scale home jobs, repairs and restoration and on large business developments similar to faculties or hospitals.

Plasterers will usually full dry lining initiatives throughout their profession. Though an individual might specialise solely in dry lining, a plasterer will need to have the data and abilities to dry line along with their data and abilities to plaster. Due to this fact, this normal covers the latter profession path.



Well being and security: Well being and security hazards, present rules and laws. Codes of apply and secure working practices, together with asbestos consciousness and proper use of private protecting tools (PPE).

Customer support: The ideas of top quality customer support. Establishing the wants of others (colleagues, prospects and different stakeholders). Respect the working atmosphere together with prospects’ properties, affect on different trades and the mission.

Communication: Totally different communication strategies. How one can talk in a transparent, articulate and applicable method. How one can adapt communication fashion to completely different conditions.

Buildings: Totally different eras, varieties of building strategies, insulation issues, amenities, hearth safety. The significance of thermal/insulation to buildings, damp proofing/tanking, renovation and restoration.

Supplies: Varieties of conventional and trendy supplies, their makes use of and traits, eg sorts, situation, power and compatibility. Price consciousness and environmental issues/waste consciousness, eg floor water administration and recycling. Chemical damp proofing set up, moisture results and harm.

Issues when finishing plastering work: u-vales, insulation, affect, hearth proofing round metal work.


Supplies: Determine and put together surfaces for plastering. Decide portions and ratios of supplies. Set up chemical damp proofing, deal with accordingly, renovate and restore inside and exterior effected surfaces again to authentic state.

Protected working: Adhere to related well being and security laws, codes of apply and apply secure working practices, together with when working at heights.

Plaster strategies:

  • Strong plastering, exterior render and spray programs – apply stable plastering programs utilizing one, two and three coat plastering to inside and exterior surfaces together with fixing numerous varieties of beads to type angle stops, drips and have members
  • Fibrous plastering – forged and repair decorative plasterwork, similar to ceiling roses, cornices, and architraves, utilizing a combination of plaster and brief fibres formed with moulds and casts.

In-situ moulds:  Assemble operating moulds, match current moulding design, arrange operating guidelines and plaster screeds, run in-situ moulding work together with coring out utilizing bracketing on stable backgrounds. Assemble bench, run brief breaks and type cease ends, make good inside and exterior mitres and cease mitre.

Reverse moulds: Choose applicable instruments, tools and supplies. Produce reverse moulds for detailed plaster and cement casting.

Working moulds: Choose applicable instruments, tools and supplies. Assemble a operating, reverse and panel mould. Set down operating rule appropriately. Run a reverse mould and put together for casting. Run a panel mould.

Plaster and cement casts: Choose applicable elements, instruments, tools and supplies. Forged detailed plasterwork. Repair and end detailed plasterwork.

Dry lining: Set up metallic observe programs. Repair numerous varieties of efficiency plasterboards to timber, metal and stable backgrounds utilizing conventional fixings, mechanical fixings and direct bond utilizing bonding compounds. End surfaces utilizing a spread of various plasters and be capable to tape and joint plasterboard utilizing jointing compounds.

Working space: Keep a clear working space.


Optimistic and mature angle: Conscientious, punctual, enthusiastic, dependable {and professional} together with look. Take duty for private judgements and actions. Conscious of the bounds of private competence. Present drive and power in fulfilling necessities of function, together with deadlines and being proactive not reactive. Present honesty and integrity by growing the belief of shoppers and colleagues and enterprise tasks in an moral and empathetic method. Display consciousness of equality and variety in all points of function.

High quality centered: Be dependable, productive and high quality focussed in work and in private requirements to present industrial requirements. Consciousness and consideration of different trades eg plaster partitions in a method that permits for pipes and electrical wiring. Preserve work space clear and tidy. Present good customer support. Give consideration to the suitable use of sources and private actions with regard to environmental, social and financial elements and their impacts.

Efficient communication: Oral (together with listening), written, physique language and presentation. Collaborate with others, eg colleagues, shoppers, architects, contract managers, different trades, shoppers, suppliers and the general public no matter variations in race, gender, sexual orientation, or different traits.

Self-motivated learner: Determine private improvement wants and take motion to satisfy these wants. Sustain-to-date with finest apply and new know-how. Present initiative to independently full work and remedy issues by looking for out crucial data.


Typical completion time is prone to be 36 months. This will cut back if an apprentice has gained earlier related data and abilities.


Entry necessities shall be decided by particular person employers.


If not already achieved, the apprentice should obtain stage 2 English and maths as a part of the Apprenticeship, previous to taking the tip level evaluation.


On completion of this Apprenticeship, the apprentice can have happy the necessities to acquire a Development Expertise Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card on the applicable stage. Because of attaining the Apprenticeship, there shall be an entitlement to hitch the Federation of Grasp Builders’ steady skilled improvement (CPD) scheme for particular person tradespeople.


This can be a stage three Apprenticeship.


This Apprenticeship normal shall be reviewed in three years.


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