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Plastering Intermediate Diploma at Derby College

Course description

This programme will help you develop the skills required to enter a specific trade offered within the construction industry.  You will gain the plastering skills needed for construction, giving you the opportunity to progress to higher levels. 

As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.

Course content

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme.  Units will include safe working practices, mathematical skills including areas and volumes, and plastering skills and techniques.

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications and practical aptitude.  Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, students will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of plastering.  Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.


You will be assessed via observation of practical work.  You may be required to undertake real trade projects on which you will also be assessed.  Your maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.

Future opportunities

There is the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry.  If taking your studies further, you will continue to develop your literacy and numeracy skills.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2016