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Introduction to a Career in Plastering

Course title: Introduction to a Career in Plastering Course level: Entry Level 3
Qualification: Certificate Awarding body: Ascentis
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2017 - 2018
Course delivery: Part-time (Day or Evening) Course length: 9 weeks (Evening) / 6 weeks (Day)
Venue: Hameldon Centre


This is a course in basic plastering. The course is flexible for students who are DIY enthusiasts, who wish to undertake projects around the home improving their practical skills and provides the opportunity to obtain a basic qualification. It is also popular with other trades who require basic plastering such as, patching, repair after fitting windows, doors, wiring or pipework.


The course is taught on an evening, part-time basis, for three and a half hours every week for nine weeks.  Alternately the course can be offered during the day from 10:00-15:30 for 6 weeks.  Please note that demand for the course is extremely high and places are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis; there are three intakes (one in September, one in January and one in April) Enrolment can be done at any time prior to the commencement of the course.


Please enquire about the availability of this course, if there is a high demand for this course we can change the start dates to suit market demand.

Modules and units

This course covers such subjects as:

  • Carrying out simple projects, leading to more complex projects that are within your capabilities
  • Planning
  • Plaster boarding
  • Rendering
  • Setting out
  • Tool identification.

Units include:

  • Carrying out operations
  • Contributing to health and safety in the workplace
  • Handling and storing components/materials
  • Personal work skills.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements needed to enrol on this course. However, a reasonable standard of education in English and maths is required.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by means of practical coursework assessments and job knowledge questions.

Progression and employment

The course provides an excellent preparation and training for working in the construction industry with its emphasis on the development of skills. Successful completion of this course could lead to further studies on the Level 1 or Level 2 Plastering Diploma.

How much will the course cost me?

Please contact us for costs of this course. The fee may be reduced or void depending on the individual’s circumstances.

The cost of the course includes, the college enrolment fee and exam fees.

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If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

How do I apply?

You can apply online (see apply now button), call 01254 354354 or pop into our College to collect an application form.

Additional and key information

Stout footwear MUST be worn to access the workshops

If you have any queries please contact our Information, Advice and Guidance Team on 01254 354354 or email

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