Plastering Diploma Level 1


Level 1

Who is this course for?

This part-time course suits 16 – 18 year-olds or adults, who are considering entering the building industry and wish to learn the basic skills of plastering. It is run in both days and evenings. 

Formal Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to attend an interview and initial assessment. You will also be required to produce evidence of past or present qualifications together with your school report.

What does the course involve?

The course is made up of six units which include Conforming to Safety in the Workplace; Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace; Positioning and Securing Plasterwork Resources in the Workplace; Preparing and Mixing Plastering Materials in the Workplace; Preparing Background Surfaces for Plasterwork in the Workplace; Producing Plasterwork Components from Open Flood Moulds in the Workplace. You will cover basic plastering skills and will also study key skills to support your development.

Enrichment activities

We offer a residential week and various activity days, in addition to College-wide trips, sports and visits.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments are both practical and theoretical for each unit in your work-based evidence book.  Students also meet regularly with tutors to help plan studies and discuss progress.

Where can I go next?

Successful completion of this course can lead to the Plastering Diploma, Level 2, and / or on-the-job NVQ qualifications.