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Plastering Level 2 Diploma at West Herts College

Course description

The best plasterers have a wide set of practical and creative skills. Attention to detail is essential to ensure a finished job on interior walls is spot on.

Course content

You’ll learn about materials and planning projects as well as expert handling of the specialist tools of the trade, not forgetting creativity and a good head for heights.

Job opportunities are extensive. Most of us know about one part of the plasterer’s work: the applying of wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. This is called solid plastering. There’s also fibrous plastering, which involves making ornamental plasterwork in a workshop or on site – the kind of plasterwork you see on the ceilings of decorative buildings.

Course subjects focus on:

  • Applying plaster materials to internal surfaces

  • Fixing dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors

  • Applying render materials to external surfaces

  • Forming sand and cement screeds

  • Positioning and securing fibrous plaster components

You will develop your practical English and maths skills by planning volume of materials you need, as well as other practical exercises.

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Plastering, you will be required to attend a course introduction meeting.

Future opportunities

Following successful completion you can progress to work-based NVQ programmes or take your knowledge to industry and begin working.

The Right Mix Once you're qualified to Level 2 in your chosen subject you could pick up another level 1 qualification and become a kitchen fitter, bathroom fitter, or branch out to other trades such as tiling or landscape gardening.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 04 May 2016
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