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Plastering City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

This course is for those who would like to gain a qualification in the trade. On completion of the Level 2 Plastering Technical Certificate, the dedication and achievement you have shown during the course will prove invaluable to prospective employers.

Course content

This course consists of flexible programme of practical and theoretical study. The programme is offered as a continuation from the Level 1 Diploma in Plastering. Learners will carry out safe working practices in construction, use building information, quantities and communicate with others, develop skills in building methods and construction technology, apply plaster materials to external surfaces, fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors, form sand and cement screeds, produce plaster components, apply plaster materials to internal surfaces, position and secure fibrous plaster components and a practical assessment.

Entry requirements


A minimum of 5 A*-D/ 9-3 GCSE subjects or equivalent including maths or English


Assessment is via practical skills and the underpinning knowledge, including short tests, subject assignments. There is an externally set theory test at the end of the course.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

This course can assist learners to progress onto the Level 3 in plastering

Further information

You will need a basic kit, overalls and safety boots.

If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass.

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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