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Plastering Level 2 Diploma at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College*

Course description

This course is aimed at 16–18 year olds and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required as a plasterer.

Course content

Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning practical plastering skills, trowel skills, skimming and rendering, including:

  • Applying plastering materials to interiors
  • Fixing dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • Applying plastering materials to external backgrounds.

Theory classes will include knowledge of plastering materials, health and safety as well as other knowledge relating to the practical aspects.

Entry requirements

A short interview together with a skills assessment will be necessary to ensure the level of the scheme is appropriate for you. You will also be required to complete a Maths and English assessment.


Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.

Future opportunities

Level 2 NVQ in Plastering.

There are many different specialist roles within the Construction industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a careerwithin the construction industry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South Gloucestershire and Stroud College* directly.

Last updated date: 24 January 2017
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