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Level 1 Diploma in Plastering (Pre-Apprenticeship)

This pre-apprenticeship is ideal for 16-18 year olds that are wanting to start a career in plastering and progress onto an Apprenticeship.
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.

What is a Pre-Apprenticeships (also known as a Study Programmes)
A pre-apprenticeship is a course designed for 16-18 year olds who want to progress onto an
apprenticeship but don’t feel quite ready. A Pre-Apprenticeship will help you develop essential skills, gain industry-specific knowledge, and become more employable.

When does the course start?

September 2024

What does the course cover?

This pre-apprenticeship covers:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

You will learn how to:

  • apply plastering materials to interiors
  • fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • lay sand and cement screeds
  • apply 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. 

What will I achieve?

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

What are the entry requirements?

You must achieve or have achieved a GCSE Grade 2 or above in maths and English. 

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