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Plastering Diploma Level 1 at PETROC

Course description

This course has been designed to provide basic plastering skills and is ideal for those with no prior experience who are considering a career in the construction industry. All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom based theory sessions and practical based workshop sessions.

Course content

The qualification is designed to provide an introduction to plastering crafts. Units include; health and safety, principles of building construction, information and communication and how to apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds. All units will be assessed for knowledge and practical skills. 

As part of this study programme you will undertake maths & English (if you have not achieved a Grade C GCSE in these subjects), work experience, enrichment and tutorial.

Entry requirements

All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade E/2 or equivalent or above, preferably including Maths and English Language. 

At the end of the one-year programme all learners are expected to have achieved GCSE Maths and GCSE English Language at grade 4, or show that they have been working towards improving their English and Maths by achieving an improvement to their previous grade.


You will be assessed on both theory and practical skills.

Financial information

Do I need any equipment?
Students are required to purchase their own safety boots, access to workshops is not permitted without them. Students are also required to provide their own stationery and textbooks. Equipment can be discussed fully at interview and a kit list will be sent out prior to the start of the course.

Are there any costs for this course?
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards educational visits. If you are 19+ there will also be course fees, unless you are eligible for financial support, details of which are available from the Guidance Centre team.

Future opportunities

The course can lead to employment, an apprenticeship, or progression to a Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 February 2017

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