City and Guilds Level 1 in Plastering

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements however, a keen interest in the subject is essential. We will request a school or college report and you will attend an interview at the college.

What's Involved

“The plasterer is indispensable to most building sites – making walls and ceilings smooth and ready for decorating.””

“Plastering was first introduced into England after the fire of London when some Italian Plasterers came over from Ireland where they were working at the request of the lord mayor”

According to the latest Construction Skills Network research, the UK construction industry will need an additional 47,500 plasterers between 2017 - 2021. The highest demand for these construction jobs will be in the North West followed by South West, East Midlands, Greater London, Wales and Northern Ireland.

For more information about Plastering:

The qualification in Plastering provide a learner the opportunity to progress from beginner to advanced level plastering. It provides recognition of the knowledge and skills needed to work in this area of the construction field.

This is a practical course which will allow you to learn and develop various skills relating to the trade. The course has been designed to:

> Introduce learners to the plastering industry

> Help learners progress in this area often industry

> Develop skills and knowledge at this level

> Prepare for taking further qualifications to enable them to enter the industry in their craft.

The Study programme of the level 1 in Plastering will consist of five key elements which you will need to complete:

> Qualification

> Individual and group tutorial sessions

> Industry related work placement (if appropriate)

> Development of English and mathematics. You will be required to undertake a formal qualification if you have not already achieved English and/or Maths at Level 2.

> Development of enterprise and employability skills.

This is a predominately a practical based course, with the incorporation of underpinning knowledge delivered through theory sessions.

Practical assessments are carried out in the college site workshop area, you will also learn the key principals and techniques to plastering within this area. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

The topics typically, covered within this course include:

> Health Safety and Welfare

> Principles of construction, information and communication

> Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials

> Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds

> Fixing sheet materials

> Applying floating coats to wall

> Applying setting coats to wall

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

It is also expected that you will attend college in suitable work wear / clothes as you will get dirty though the use of plastering materials.

Health and safety are of paramount importance in the construction industry and we place a great emphasis on this part of your education.

If you enroll on, and undertake any course in the construction department you will be provided with and required to wear at all times (within the college workshop area) mandatory PPE as follows:

> Approved protective footwear with ankle support (Rigger type boots are not allowed)

> Approved safety glasses

> Approved hi-visibility vest

Course Assessment Method

You will undertake graded assessments through a range of methods including:

> Practical tasks

> Online Multi-Choice Test

> Paper based Tests

What's Next

You can progress by obtaining an employer who support you through a Level 2 Apprenticeship within Plastering.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Diploma in Plastering
Level: Level 1
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

Apply Now