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Overview

Plastering is one of the most important finishing trades and in high demand in the construction industry and you could be working on new housing scheme or renovating a historic building. Plastering is a varied and artistic trade with many opportunities to display your skills either as a employee of a plastering contract or a self employed crafts person.

What our students say: " I have learned and expanded my goals in my course thanks to the tutors" "I found my course very enjoyable and learnt a lot from my tutor" "Wow what can I say it is a good trade and good skill to obtain. The knowledge and skills taught on this course is to a high standard"

Using the knowledge and skills gained from the Level 1 plastering course, you will improve and develop your knowledge and plastering skills. At this level you will be taught more complex plaster work, floor screeding, direct bond plaster work, fix sheet materials and fibrous plasterwork. At the end of this course you will have met industrial standards and be considered a qualified plasterer.

Course description

You will be introduced to the world of construction at our dedicated training facility based in the Bordesley Green Campus. Our centre comprises of full-scale workshops, where you will be taught by qualified, experienced staff that have all had industry based experience within their vocational areas. They will guide and assist you in your learning and help you to fully understand the particulars of this profession. State of the art workshops, equipped with professional quality tools, means that you will be learning in an environment which simulates a real-life building site.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course, this will involve both practical and theoretical aspects to enable you to complete unit assessments online and practical assessments at the end of each unit.

16-19 year old learners are also required to attend English and maths lessons, either as a Functional Skill or GCSE, unless they are exempt and have previously attained a GCSE grade 4 and above. They are also required to attend tutorial sessions, which provides a full learning experience and contributes to the Study Programme Framework.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Apply plastering materials to interiors
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • Applying plastering materials to external backgrounds
  • Produce reverse moulds for fibrous work
  • Casting and fixing fibrous plasterwork
  • Maths and English

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 June 2021 Duration: 25 Days - 25 Days Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 June 2021 Duration: 25 Days £362.00 25 Days In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 June 2021 Duration: 25 Days Please contact the college for fee information 25 Days In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.

Student satisfaction

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I enjoy my course I would recommend the college to family and friends