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Plastering Level 1 Full-time

In Brief

Start Date

This course will commence in September 2024 for a 36 week duration.

Entry requirements

GCSE Grade 2 in English and Maths.

You will achieve

Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

Course overview

Enrol to this course to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in Plastering.

You will start to develop the knowledge and skills that are required to take you to your next stage in your career whilst developing the attributes for the workplace and employment.

The classroom where you will develop your plastering and industry knowledge to support your practical skills development in the workshop to ensure you have developed the full range of skills and knowledge on your way to becoming a Plasterer.

Additional to the mandatory training and units within the qualification, you will have the opportunity to perform fibrous plastering activities that are unique to historic buildings, where you will start to develop your practical knowledge and skills in a high demand industry.

Course content

The qualification is unitised and has an assessment on the completion of each of the seven plastering and health and safety units. When the seven units training has been completed and assessed individually, you will have successfully completed the course.

This qualification covers the following practical skills and knowledge training:

Health and safety in construction
Preparing background surfaces for plastering
Fixing plasterboards to different surfaces
Applying background and backing coat plasters
Applying finish plaster to backing coats and plasterboard surfaces

You will be assessed on each of the seven units within the qualification on the classroom theory knowledge you have developed. These include the principles of construction and health and safety, additional to the plastering knowledge units below.

You will also be assessed on the practical skills you have developed on five practical skills tests for preparing background surfaces, fixing plasterboard and applying different backing and finishing plasters to different surfaces. You will not be assessed until you have successfully completed the required training leading up to an assessment.

Basic stationery for the classroom activities.

There are five points of Personal protective equipment (PPE) required in the workshop at all times. Each student is expected to provide their own safety boots and the department will provide the other four pieces:
Hi-viz vest
Hard hat
Eye safety

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Level 2 Diploma in Plastering

How much does the course cost?

This course is funded for 16-18 year olds.

Plastering Level 1 Full-time

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