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Plastering Study Programme

  • Subject Area: Plastering
  • Attendance: Study Programme (School Leaver)
  • Qualification: Level 1 Extended Certificate/Diploma, Level 2 Diploma or Level 3 Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: Level 1 - 1 year Level 2 - 1 year Level 3 - 1 year
  • Location: North Street Campus
  • Cost: N/A

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to sit a BKSB assessment and attend an interview.

You must have achieved the Level 1 Diploma to commence the Level 2 Diploma and the Level 2 to commence the Level 3 Diploma.


What's it all about?

Plasterers mix and apply plaster to walls and ceilings of buildings to provide a smooth or decorative finish. A plasterer will also produce ornamental plasterwork such as ceiling roses, cornices and columns. 

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Observant with a keen eye for detail
  • The ability to work well individually and as part of a team
  • Good communication skills 

How much could I earn?

Starting salaries can be between £14,000 and £17,000 a year. Qualified plasterers can earn from £17,500 to £25,000 or more.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to use plastering tools and equipment e.g. trowel and hand board
  • Discover the origin of plaster
  • How to prepare walls and ceilings of prior to applying plaster
  • How to apply sand/cement and lighweight plaster to various backgrounds
  • How to create and fix fibrous plasterwork such as dado rails and ceiling centres
  • How to apply external render and floor screed
  • The various types of plasterboard that are available and how to prepare them for internal surfaces. There is also the opportunity to visit a local plasterboard plant to see how the products are manufactured

Further Information

For more information on how to apply for this study programme click here.

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