Mastic Asphalter

Competitive salary
United Kingdom

Job Reference: ART-YbaE9UdyMX3

Who are we?

ART Providers Skill Centre (ART) is a UK based organization that is committed to provide you with the right skills, learning and career opportunities in your chosen apprenticeship course programme. We exist to produce top quality apprentices and support employers in bridging them to the right apprentice such as yourself.

We are now offering a Mastic Asphalter course programme in Level 2. Inquire now!


What will you learn in this course?

As an apprentice for Mastic Asphalter your objective is to learn how to lay mastic asphalt on to a wide range of surfaces and structures. In this apprenticeship programme you will acquire knowledge in various materials that is applied in a molten form, including an understanding of how it is correctly heated and agitated so that it is transformed from solid into the correct molten condition to be applied. Skills and knowledge must be developed to ensure the apprentice can select the correct tools and resources for use, and prepare surfaces for the effective application of asphalt. It is a skilled hand-craft that requires perfecting a range of techniques to apply asphalt to a variety of surfaces (including vertical, sloping and angled) to achieve proper adhesion; and a waterproof, seamless and smooth finish.


As a Mastic Asphalter apprentice you will assist and provide robust, flexible and long-lasting seamless waterproofing and protection to a variety of surfaces – particularly those exposed to the elements e.g. flat roofs; where high levels of footfall require a robust and waterproof finish e.g. balconies and walkways; to create asphalt membranes to ensure water tightness in damp conditions e.g. tanking for basements; and to create robust but aesthetic floor finishes e.g. Terrazzo flooring.


Previous accomplishments are meticulously deliberated from the start to ensure time on the programme is maximized. Our approach is strong Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) to guarantee that each Apprentice understands the context of their learning, the assessment methodology and that their future career advancement is carefully mapped into their journey.




  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Good listening, written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex or technical information in a clear and understandable manner.
  • Ability to produce concise and accurate written records in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepare backgrounds for mastic asphalt to given working instructions for substrates; primers; and undertake remedial work to backgrounds.




  • Positive and Professional
  • Self-Motivated
  • Customer Care
  • Communication


Knowledge you’ll gain:


  • Understand relevant health, safety, welfare and environmental legislation, safe working practices including when working at height.
  • Understand plans, works specifications, drawings, risk assessments, oral instructions, manufacturer’s instructions, and method statements. Understanding organisational procedures for incorrect or inappropriate information.
  • Understand the purpose of a Programme of Work and why deadlines should be kept.
  • Understand environmental responsibilities, organisational procedures, manufacturers’ information, statutory regulations and official guidance regarding the disposal of waste.
  • Understand organisational procedures for the selection, security and storage of resources; the use and characteristics of resources, including potential hazards and  control (CoSHH); organisational procedures for incorrect or inappropriate information. Understand relevant resources and materials used in Mastic Asphalt work e.g. asphalt, felt, control layers, solar protection, primers.
  • Understand types and characteristics of the structures, substrates and backgrounds, where mastic asphalt can be applied.
  • Understand composition of mastic asphalt, its preparation and application in the workplace.



Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

The benefits of this level 2  Mastic Asphalter to employers include:

  • Trained qualified employees
  • Improve staff retention and loyalty
  • Guaranteed training from experts with years of industry experience
  • Occupationally competent apprentices

Once you have completed this Apprenticeship, you could progress on to the following:


As a mastic asphalter, you could progress to become a site engineer or project manager.


Alternatively, you could become a contracts manager or train to become a teacher, to share your skills with others.

Maximum funding: Competitive

Course Length: 34 months (this does not include EPA period)

Learning method: Workplace (direct delivery)