Plastering Level 2 Diploma at West Herts College
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.
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.
Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Plastering, you will be required to attend a course introduction meeting.
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.