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Entry requirements

Please see our Entry Requirements page for general entry requirement guidance.

Duration

The Diploma courses in Plastering consist of;

Level 1 Diploma – One year
Level 2 Diploma – One year (successful completion of Level 1 Diploma or Level 1 Extended Certificate is needed to progress to Level 2)
Level 3 Diploma – One year (successful completion of Level 2 Diploma is needed to progress to Level 3)

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Outstanding commitment and enthusiasm
  • Good eye for detail
  • Outstanding attendance and punctuality

What will I study?

Level 1

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials
  • Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds
  • Fixing sheet materials
  • Applying floating coats to wall
  • Applying setting coats to wall
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Level 2

  • 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

Level 3

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Running in-situ moulds
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed exteriors

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in practical skills is continuous with end of year assignments.

What could it lead to?

On completion of each Diploma students can progress on to the next level where appropriate or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in Construction.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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