Plasterers apply dry linings, plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Checks surface level using line, spirit level and straight edge.
  • Covers and seals joints between boards and finishes surface.
  • Measures, cuts, installs and secures plaster board and/or ornamental plasterwork to walls and ceilings.
  • Pours liquid plaster into mould to cast ornamental plaster work.
  • Applies and smooths one or more coats of plaster and produces a finished surface, using hand tools or mechanical spray.
  • Mixes, or directs the mixing of, plaster to desired consistency.
  • Selects appropriate plasterboard or dry lining panels, cuts them to required size and fixes them to ceilings and walls.

Desired Skills

Mathematics, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Learning Strategies, Active Listening, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Active Learning, Science, Writing

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