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Apprenticeship training course

Mastic asphalter (level 2)

Lay mastic asphalt on to a wide range of surfaces and structures.

Qualification level
Equivalent to GCSE.
Typical duration
34 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Mastic asphalt spreader
  • Mastic asphalter
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Health and Safety: Ability to identify, anticipate and mitigate health, safety and welfare risks in the working environment, including the correct use of relevant PPE; ability to correctly deploy control equipment e.g. fire extinguishers.
  • Literacy and Numeracy: Ability to understand and interpret data and information using literacy and numeracy skills. Ability to undertake correct calculations with regard to the measurement of lengths, areas, quantities and wastage.
  • Communication: Good listening, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Recording Information: Ability to produce concise and accurate written records in a timely manner.
  • Preparation: Ability to select the correct occupational resources; protect the occupational resources and their surrounding area from damage; dispose of waste and packaging in accordance with legislation; and maintain a clean work space.
  • Activity: Ability to measure, cut, prepare, check, monitor, use and maintain hand tools and ancillary equipment; prepare resources and materials to given working instructions for mastic asphalt, fittings and fixings, plant and equipment.
  • Backgrounds: Prepare backgrounds for mastic asphalt to given working instructions for substrates; primers; and undertake remedial work to backgrounds.
  • Mastic Asphalt: Ability to apply mastic asphalt to given working instructions for flat and inclined surfaces; perimeter details; outlets and intrusions; and surface applications.
  • Repairs and Maintenance: Ability to evaluate surface condition and repair and maintain mastic asphalt to given working instructions with cracks, splits and blisters; removal of debris and freeing blockages
  • Special Features: Ability to apply mastic asphalt to given working instructions for sumps; tanking; curved and/or overhead surfaces; flat, inclined and vertical surfaces; and decorative surface finishes
  • Measurements and Evaluations: Ability to accurately measure, mark out, evaluate, and report on site findings.

Full information on Mastic asphalter (level 2) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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