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Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (Adult Course)


This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This course takes your learning to the next level through enhancing your skills and knowledge of plastering within the construction industry.

You will learn how to complete a variety of detailed plastering tasks including repair work as well as developing your ability to interpret information by working out materials required and costings for a variety of projects.

As a trained plasterer, you could work on housing sites, city developments, domestic extensions and conservatories, new work, conversions or repairs. You might want the security of site work or possibly branch out on your own, become self-employed and start your own business.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The September 2021 course is now full, however, additional courses may run throughout the year.

If you would like to register your interest for one of our future plastering courses, please complete our adult application form here and a member of our applications team will be in touch with further information.

The course will take one year to complete and you will attend College on Monday and Wednesday evening, from 6.00pm - 9.00pm.

The course takes place at St Helens College, STEM Centre Campus, St Helens, WA9 1TT.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Applying plaster materials to internal surfaces
  • Applying render materials to external surfaces
  • Drying lining and plasterboard products to interiors
  • Forming sand and cement screeds
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Producing and securing fibrous plaster components
  • Producing fibrous plaster components
  • Understanding construction technology
  • Understanding information, quantities and communication with others

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed a level 1 plastering qualification.

What are the course fees?

Course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding. For further details, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the necessary skills to progress into the construction industry.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

Ref: Dave Brown

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“Each course that I have completed at the College has been fantastic. From the purpose-built workshops to the tutors tailoring your experience to specific areas of interest, I always learn so much.”

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.