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Plastering Level 2 Diploma Full-time

In Brief

Start Date / Duration

This course will commence in September 2024 and will take one year to complete.

Entry requirements

  • This course is for 16-18 years olds.
  • Successful completion at Level 1 Bricklaying Diploma
  • OR, you must hold GCSE English and Maths. One of these qualifications must be a minimum Grade 2 and the other must be a minimum Grade 3.


You will achieve

Level 2 Plastering Diploma City & Guilds

Course overview

Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers.

Plasterers mix and then paste plaster onto the interior surfaces of buildings to prepare them for decoration. They work on a range of buildings including houses and commercial buildings.

Course content

Course themes

  • Introduction to health and safety in construction
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Producing components from moulds
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Apply plastering materials to interiors
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Running in-situ moulds


Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this Diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

Work boots, gloves and eye protection will need to be purchased prior to starting your course. Financial assistance may be available.

Construction Centre
Honeywell Lane
S75 1BP

Upon completion, you could progress onto a Level 3 Plastering T Level or Plastering Apprenticeship.

How much does the course cost?

16 – 18 year olds

Full-time Barnsley College students aged 16-18 years old do not have to pay tuition fees.

19+ Students

Aged 19 or over and thinking about further education?

You may be eligible for free or reduced course fees . Please refer to our page ‘paying for your course.’

Extra information

For further information please contact our friendly Information Team on +44 (0)1226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk

Barnsley College has a range of sports opportunities for all students to take part in, gain professional training and compete nationally and internationally. We also have a state-of-the-art fitness village, Honeywell Sports Village where students can make use of our fitness suite, spinning studio and classes for competitive rates. You don’t have to be studying sport to get involved in the Sports Academy.

Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact them on +44 (0)1226 216 769.

Having good English and Maths qualifications are important for most careers and we want to give you the help you need to succeed.

If you are aged 16 – 19 and don’t already have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths they will automatically be included in your study programme. If you want to work towards higher grades in English and Maths we can help you do that too.

Need a higher level Maths qualification? We offer a Level 3 Mathematical Studies (Core Maths).

This can be added to your study programme.

If you need any further information, please contact our friendly Information Team.

Please note we reserve the right to change details without notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Plastering Level 2 Diploma Full-time

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