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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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

The course level you will be enrolled on will be dependent on your GCSE results. This will be discussed at your interview. Your interview will be confirmed after your application has been processed. 


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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