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Plastering Diploma Level 2 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

This course gives you the opportunity to build on your existing plastering skills as
you work towards your plastering career.

If you want a job in construction and you can work with your hands quickly and accurately, this job could be a good choice for you.
As a plasterer, you would mix and apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. You could also cover outside walls with coatings, such as sand and cement render, pebble-dash, stone-effect materials and possibly machine applied finishing.
In this job you will need Maths skills to work out how much plaster you need for the size of job. You'll also need to be physically fit and able to work as part of a team

Course content

You will study

  • applying plaster to external and internal walls
  • fixing dry lining and plasterboard to internal walls
  • health and safety regulations
  • and producing plaster components.

Entry requirements

You will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade D or above or to have successfully completed a Level 1 qualification in a relevant subject with functional skills.

Future opportunities

On completion you may progress on to an apprenticeship or seek employment in the industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 01 April 2016
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