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Plastering (Level 1) - Full-time


Course outline

This course is perfect if you have a good eye for detail, have good coordination and enjoy physical work. There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing a well plastered wall and knowing that you did it!

You’ll learn about plastering for both businesses and housing and understanding how to work safely.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Prepare walls
  • Mix and prepare plastering materials
  • Precision cutting of plasterboard
  • The fine art of plastering application

You can expect to finish the course with a good foundation of skills to enable you to carry out a range of plastering techniques. You’ll study in dedicated workshop spaces and complete a range of practical assessments.

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Location Date


664 Nuthall Road


Start: 4th September 2019

Course code: C000134 / Q000781


City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plastering


1 year

Level Level 1
Entry requirements

You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grade 3–1/D–G, including English Language and Maths at grade 3–1/D–G, or a relevant Entry 3 vocational qualification. With this you will be asked to undertake an initial assessment and this must show that you are ready to study English and maths at Level 1.

Teaching & assessment

You will be assessed by completing a multiple choice paper and practical assessment.


Choose to follow with further study at college on a Level 2 programme either in plastering or another trade, or onto an apprenticeship.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!

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