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Plastering Level 1

Course title: Plastering Level 1 Course level: Level 1
Qualification: Diploma Awarding body: Cskills/Nocn
UCAS code: Not applicable Academic year: 2018 - 2019
Course delivery: Full-time Course length: One year
Venue: Broad Oak Campus


This course covers all the elements of Plastering from using handtools and equipment from mixing plasters and applying plaster and render finishes. Other related subjects include: Material Manufacture, Mixing Materials, Tools and Equipment, Setting Out and Health and Safety. Alongside the practical tasks, you will learn about materials and equipment, types of plaster and all basic plasteringtechniques.

You will work in a purpose built workshop that is designed to stretch and challenge all learner’s skills and knowledge during training for synoptic end assessments using the very best, up to date resources that the industry has to offer. Theory classes are held in modern classrooms with excellent resources and taught by highly experienced and knowledgeable staff.

Over the year, you will achieve the qualifications by attending college three days per week. (Full time only)

Modules and units

The course covers all the elements of Plastering and site work. Other related subjects include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Mixing of plasters
  • Identification of tools and equipment
  • Knowledge of building materials

Units include:

  • Health, safety & welfare in construction
  • Knowledge of technical information
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Prepare backgrounds and plaster finishes
  • Apply plaster to internal backgrounds
  • Produce components from moulds

Form sand and cement screeds

Entry requirements

Ideally, you will have GCSEs in English and maths at grade D/3 or above.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

How will I be assessed?

Your diploma will be assessed by practical end tests and online end of unit tests.

Progression and employment

Successful completion of this course can lead to the Level 2 study programme in Plastering, or ideally into an apprenticeship.

How much will the course cost me?

This course is free of charge for 16 – 18 year olds. There may be an additional cost for trips and equipment but this will be disclosed prior to starting your course.

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

Much of the theory content and written work of this course will be available on-line through the College’s “itslearning” virtual learning environment. Candidates must be prepared to use IT as part of their learning.

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

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