Plastering

Plastering Courses and Curriculum

Please contact us to book a course.

This course is to help you gain skills, knowledge and confidence in Plastering.  Our Instructors have vast experience working on site and in a learning environment.  You will be guided through the course to complete all the units required to gain your Nationally Recognised Accredited Award or Certificate in Skills for professions in Construction and engineering.  A full Health & Safety induction will precede training.

5-day Plastering Course – £450.00 inc VAT (in-house certificate qualification)

This is a hands-on course to help you gain knowledge and confidence in Plastering.

Our 5 day Plastering course can be tailored to suit your individual needs whether you are a complete novice or you have had experience of Plastering and just want to improve your skills.  It’s also a very good starting point for people beginning their career in construction trades.

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Our typical curriculum is as follows:

  • Health & Safety briefing
  • Introduction to the tools of the trade
  • Materials and quantities
  • Correct use of power tools, hand tools and techniques
  • Plaster boarding
  • Mixing plaster
  • Plaster Ceilings
  • Plaster walls
  • Plastering to a finish using various techniques
  • Rendering using sand and lime (scratch coat)
  • 2nd coat of render on scratch coat
  • Float finish
  • Plastering piers
  • Angle beads
  • Patch and repair

OCN Level 1 Award in Plastering – £610.00 inc VAT One week course (National recognised OCN Award)

  • OCN Introduction to study skills
  • Plastering Techniques
  • Float coat attached pier

OCN Level 1 Certificate in Plastering – £875.00 inc VAT Two week course (National recognised OCN Award)

  • Introduction to study skills
  • Time management skills
  • Plastering Techniques
  • Float coat attached pier
  • Introduction skimming techniques
  • Plastering window reveal

OCN Level 2 Award in Plastering – £1100.00 inc VAT Two week course (National recognised OCN Award)

This course is aimed at advanced learners.  It will give you an opportunity to enhance your skills an abilities for future employment.

Course curriculum is as follow:

  • Select and describe hand tools to perform plastering and dry lining tasks
  • Select and describe materials used
  • Describe safer working practices
  • Select correct PPE required
  • Apply render and skim finishes to prepare wall areas
  • Apply plasterboard dry lining finishes to wall areas

Bespoke courses in Plastering – £120.00/day inc VAT

Our bespoke courses in Plastering are designed around your specific needs.  These can range from 1 day courses to as long as required to cover the learning you need.

Examples can be basic or advanced:

  • Plaster boarding
  • Plastering
  • Semi-circular work
  • Ceilings
  • Piers
  • Patch and repair
  • Rendering
  • Window and door reveals’
  • Beading

Lime Plastering and Pointing – £450.00 inc VAT Three day course         (in-house certificate qualification)

This is a 3 day course and will develop your skills in Lime Plastering and Rendering.

Our instructor has a vast amount of on site and teaching experience.

Courses are run once a month from May – October.  Please ring to book your place.

You will be guided through each process of the course.

The course includes:

Lime Plastering:

  • Preparation of work area
  • Fixing laths to timberwork
  • Mixing and various mixes
  • Application of lime/preparation
  • Tending and shrinkage
  • finishing and completion

Lime Pointing:

  • Preparation of work area
  • Use of lime in Building
  • Mixing/gauging mixes
  • Rake out and repoint
  • Dressing lime joints
  • Tend and complete


A full demonstration of each unit will be given before you begin practical work. The course is delivered to a high standard and you will be supported throughout the course.

There will be a continuity of assessments, tutor feedback, course validation and evidence to enhance your learning experience which in turn will give you the best possible outcome of the course. This will give you solid foundations to begin your career in the building trade.

We are confident our courses will enhance your learning abilities and employability prospects.

Hot and cold drinks are provided during breaks times.   All tools and materials will be supplied for you. Please wear suitable clothing and please be advised, for your safety, you are required to supply your own safety footwear.  We are flexible to suit all individual requirements. If a break in your training period occurs, we can recommence within an agreed time frame.

All courses are designed on individual needs and will be discussed during the induction.

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