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Diploma in Plastering

This course is designed to teach you the skills and knowledge to either embark on, or strengthen your career in the construction industry. No experience is necessary but a keen interest in plastering is essential.

You will learn theory and practical skills, and undertake end-of-unit tests to qualify as a plasterer.

Units covered in this programme include:
– Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials
– Apply scratch coats to internal backgrounds
– Fix sheet materials
– Apply floating coats to walls
– Apply setting coats to walls
– Principles of constructing buildings
– Types of information used in building design and construction
– Health and safety
– Environmental issues
– How to communicate with others on the job

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27/09/2021 : Brannams : Part-time
Course Code : PTB140
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : Total Fee £1097

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26/09/2022 : Brannams : Part-time
Course Code : PTB140
Level : Level 1
Duration : 1 Year

Cost : * Total Fee £1100

Brannams campus Apply

Course details


You will undertake practical assessment and end-of-unit, multi-choice tests throughout the course.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required, but a good level of maths and English will be of benefit.


This qualification will help you obtain employment. You could also progress to a Level 2 in plastering, dependent on relevant work experience.

Facilities and resources

Practical sessions will be studied in our specialist trowel trades workshop.


Q: Is there any funding available to help pay for my course?

A: Many of our courses are free to attend (subject to eligibility). We will carry out a fee assessment when you enrolment to establish if you meet this criteria.

Apply for this course

Staring Date : 27/09/2021
Course Code : PTB140 Brannams campus Apply
Staring Date : 26/09/2022
Course Code : PTB140 Brannams campus Apply

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Petroc offers high quality education and training across North and Mid Devon. We provide outstanding learning, excellent facilities, strong connections to employers and a supportive environment to help you fulfil your education goals and set you on your path to the career of your dreams.

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We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where you can flourish and feel a valued member of the college and wider community. 


Our teaching spaces and facilities are some of the best in the region, providing stimulating and true-to-life learning environments. 


We’ll provide you with the experiences you need to be ready for employment or the next step on your educational journey.

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