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Plastering Diploma Level 2 at Sandwell College

Course description

This full-time diploma course is designed to prepare people to enter the building industry.

Course content

This programme comprises general core units and specific occupational units. Our team of lecturers have worked and taught within the industry for many years and have a wealth of experience to pass to enthusiastic students. You can be assured that practical and theory will be delivered in a clear and straightforward way making it easier for you to learn.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a recognised Level 1 Plastering Certificate. You will also be asked to attend an initial interview and be assessed on your level of English and Maths.


You will be tested on each unit by a qualified trainer. You will also need to sit a practical assignment set by the Construction Awards Alliance (CAA) and controlled by the trainer. Online tests covering the core units and the occupational units must be passed to achieve the qualification. These are independent assessments of knowledge and understanding, and are graded.

Future opportunities

A high number of Plastering Level 2 learners have gained employment in the construction industry, gaining work through being self-employed or with a local employer. Some have gained employment by teaching, assessing or working for training providers and local agencies. Many gain excellent fibrous skills through the facilities offered. Many learners have started their own successful businesses via the Princes Trust or have fast-tracked on to an NVQ apprenticeship with local employers. Successful completion of this course can lead to the Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Plastering programme or an NVQ Level 3 qualification once you have gained employment experience.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 June 2016

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