Are you considering a career in plastering but unsure where to start and what qualifications you’ll need before entering the field?

There are a number of different routes towards becoming a professional plasterer, from undertaking an apprenticeship or college course to earning and learning on the job as a plasterer’s mate. 

There is also the option of completing your learning with an accredited training provider, which is one of the most efficient ways to get started in the industry. 

The advantages of learning to plaster with a training provider

Completing your training under the supervision of a time-served professional is one of the best ways to get your plastering career off to the best possible start. 

Learning this way means you’re picking up best practices from someone who knows exactly what is needed to succeed in the industry, and who is there solely to ensure you’re developing the necessary skills without any distractions.  

Suppose you choose to take on a more advanced course, such as the NVQ Level 2 Plastering course. In that case, you’re also working toward an industry-recognised qualification from the moment you begin your training, which can be a major bonus when it comes to finding work upon the completion of your course. 

What qualifications do plasterers need?

While it is not technically a requirement to hold any formal qualifications before beginning work as a plasterer, many employers will likely look for these as a way of knowing a person has trained to a high standard, and could therefore improve chances of employment. 

Again, this is why completing your training via an accredited course can be a worthwhile investment in the long term. 

If you plan on working on a construction site as a plasterer, you’ll need to obtain your CSCS Card, which involves passing a CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test.

Get industry-ready with the NVQ Level 2 Plastering course

If you’re aiming to transition from complete beginner to being at a level where you can begin working in the plastering industry then the NVQ Level 2 Plastering course is ideal. 

The intensive, hands-on course can be completed in just 8 weeks, combining the training and necessary assessments that will ensure you’re prepared to achieve your NVQ Level 2 and comfortably be at the standard needed to work in the field.

You can find more information about all of the plastering courses on offer at Able Skills here. Alternatively, give us a call on 01322 280 202 and we’d be happy to help point you in the right direction.