OSAT Plastering

Level 2 NVQ


The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Bricklaying has been designed to allow the candidate to complete this qualification in a real workplace environment which means you need to be employed to undertake this qualification.

This qualification enables you, the candidate, to demonstrate your skills knowledge, understanding and competency in your place of work. This qualification will enable you to work as a Plasterer within the construction industry.

You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge criteria 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.

NVQs We Offer

  • Plastering
  • Tiling
  • Bricklaying
  • Dry Lining – Fixing
  • Dry Lining – Finishing
  • Dry Lining – Boarding
  • Occupational works Supervision
  • Construction Manangement

Assessment Process

On Site Assessment & Training

Your assessor will visit you onsite at least twice to collect evidence relating to the qualification you’re doing. They will use methods such as observation (watching) and question and answer sessions to prove your competence in your trade.

A range of supplementary evidence such as witness testimony, photographic evidence and documented evidence will also be required to substanciate your portfolio.

Videos and recorded discussions are sometimes used as they are a good way of collecting substantial evidence in both practical ability and level of understanding.

Your assessor will work with you to plan the assessments and methods used taking into account any of your individual needs.  All of the above evidence will be up loaded on to the awarding body ePortfolio.  The assessor will demonstrate how the candidate can use the system.


The timescale between your initial induction for the course and completion varies. However, 3-4 months is a realistic time although it can be longer or even shorter depending on the candidate’s ability and availability.


Mandatory Units

  • Producing internal solid plastering finishes in the workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Applying solid render to background surfaces and producing finishes in the workplace
  • Applying finishing plaster to prepared surfaces in the workplace

Additional Units

  • Laying sand and cement screeds in the workplace
  • Installing mechanically fixed plasterboard in the workplace
  • Installing direct bond dry lining systems in the workplace
  • Applying projection plaster and render, and maintaining equipment in the workplace
  • Producing cement castings in the workplace
Topics Covered In This Qualification
  • 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
Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area, however we do require at least 3 years experience in the trade.


On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding and demonstrated competence to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or enable entry into supervisory and management positions within the workplace.

Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification Search.

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