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Diploma in Plastering

Plastering is a key skill of the construction industry – and holding a qualification that proves your skills really counts.

This Level 2 course leads on from the Level 1 course, allowing you to further develop your current skills and learn new techniques. It’s ideal if you would like to go into the plastering trade, or if you are already working in the industry and want to widen your skills.

The course covers all aspects of the plastering craft including:
– Applying two coat render (scratch coat and float coat)
– Applying two coat plaster work (different backgrounds)
– Dry lining
– Forming openings
– Floor screeding
– Fixing coving
– Fibrous plaster work.

All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical based workshop sessions.

You will also have the opportunity to develop your Maths and English skills if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 4 in these areas.

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Sep 2022 : North Devon : Full-time
Course Code : FTB120 (2022)
Level : Level 2
Duration : 1 Year
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Course details


Students will be assessed on all units required to achieve this qualification.

Entry Requirements

All entrants must hold four GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent (or above), preferably including GCSE Maths and English. If you do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English you will continue studying these subjects alongside your chosen course(s). At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next level course


On completion of this diploma, you may progress into employment, an apprenticeship, or continue studying on a different course within architecture and construction.

Facilities and resources

The course will be delivered in our fully-equipped workshop at Petroc Brannams Campus.


Q: Is there any equipment needed to participate on this course?

A: Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.

Q: Are there any costs for this course?

A: Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms. There may also be trips throughout the year that may incur a cost. If your are a 19+ learner there may be course fees, unless you are eligible for a remission. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the Advice & Guidance Centre.

Study Programme

Every full-time student at Petroc will have their own Study Programme which will include:

– Your academic or vocational qualification.

– Maths and English Language development – if you have not achieved GCSE grade 4 in either of these subjects.

– Work Experience – hours will vary depending on your qualification and course level.

– Tutor Support – to support your personal, academic and professional development.

– Sustainability – helping you to identify how you can improve the sustainability of your future employment sectors.

– Personal Development Awards – developing six key areas of personal and employability behaviours to prepare you for the working world.

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Staring Date : 12/09/2022
Course Code : FTB120 (2022) North Devon campus Apply

Why Petroc should be your first choice

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. 


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