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Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

This Study Programme is ideal for individuals looking to start a career in plastering.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

As a plasterer, you apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. If you want a job in construction and you can work with your hands quickly and accurately, then this could be an ideal stepping stone to get you up-to-speed on the skills employers want. It also gives you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area you want to work in.

When does the course start?

Please get in touch with us to find out when the next course will start.

What does the course cover?

This Study Programme covers:

  • 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
  • Produce reverse moulds for fibrous work
  • Casting and fixing fibrous plasterwork
Will I receive an allowance?

Yes, you will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week. There may be additional bursaries that you can apply for.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve a City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Plastering.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must have achieved a GCSE Grade 2 and a minimum of Entry 3 in maths and English when completing the initial assessment upon enrolment.

How much does the course cost?

The course is FREE for anyone aged 16-18.


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH