Plastering Level 1

Course Overview

On this introduction to plastering, you will learn the basics of tool manipulation, how to prepare walls and surfaces and the correct way to apply plaster onto walls and surfaces. You will complete Health and Safety training as required by the industry, whilst improving your own communication with other tradespeople. By the end of the course, you willl also have gained skills in a range of bathroom and finishing techniques.

Course Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 2/3 including English and maths.

Course Skills & Benefits

Level 1 Plastering will enable you to acquire the knowledge and understanding that will help you gain employment in the plastering trade. This is a practical and theory based course that consists of working through a number of work based units.

Mandatory Units

Health, Safety and Welfare in construction
Principles of building construction, information and communication
Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials
Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds
Fixing sheet materials
Applying floating and setting coats to wall


Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

At the end of this qualification you will have a good degree of knowledge about plastering. Successful students may have the opportunity to progress onto a Level 2 Diploma in Plastering or an NVQ Level 2 through the work based evidence route.

Course Assessment

There are seven units in total to complete. The practical assessment is continual throughout the course with job knowledge tests at the end of each unit. There are also two short written paper assessments.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time