Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Plastering

Attendance:

Study Programme

Qualification:

Level 1 Certificate/Diploma
Level 2 Diploma
Level 3 Diploma

Course Start:

September

Course Length:

1 - 3 years

Location:

North Street Campus


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Please note we are not yet taking applications for the 2023/2024 academic year.


Course overview

This plastering course is ideal for those who want to pursue a career in plastering.

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.

Our study programmes include a vocational course, English and maths, work experience and employability skills.

Students also have the opportunity to take part in sport and enrichment activities alongside their course.

You can easily transfer from a study programme onto a plastering apprenticeship course if you secure employment in the plastering industry.


Course content

On this plastering course you will study:

  • 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

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will continue learning English and maths throughout your course. 


Entry requirements

Before enrolment, all students must attend a minimum of one welcome day where they will be assessed by a tutor.

The Level 1 qualification ideally requires a minimum of 4 GCSEs, including English and maths, at grade 2 or above. Any students who do not have, or are not predicted, the required 4 GCSEs will be interviewed by both curriculum staff and Student Services.

All L1 students who do not have 4 GCSEs at grade 2 or above, including maths and English, will automatically be placed on a L1 Extended Certificate.

Students will be assessed in the first 6 weeks of the course and their programme could change depending on their ability.

All late starters who cannot attend a welcome day will be interviewed, regardless of their GCSE predicted grades or results, by both vocational and Student Services staff.

To speak with an adviser, please call 0113 222 6002.


What can I do after this course?

After completing this course there are a number of options available; depending on your final grade you could move onto a plastering apprenticeship, a level 2 or level 3 certificate/diploma or seek employment in the plastering industry.

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