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Plastering Diploma Level 2 at City College

Course description

The Diploma level 2 course is for those who have already been successful in achieving a Diploma Level 1, Foundation Construction Award or City & Guilds 6217 in Plastering, or who are able to demonstrate considerable experience of Plastering skills prior to joining the course.

Course content

This is a vocational course which involves both practical and theory/background knowledge elements.

You will study a combination of practical and theoretical skills to form a skill base and an understanding of the trade. You will study a number of units, including:-
storage of materials; interpreting information; selecting materials, components and equipment; internal solid Plastering; different styles of one and two coat rendering systems; mechanically fixing plaster boarding; health and safety; scaffolding; fixing and finishing dry lining; laying floor screeds; and decorative fibrous plasterwork. You will also study Key Skills, Mathematics and English.

Entry requirements

As a guide, learners should be able to work at a level equivalent to GCSE Mathematics and English at Grades A-D. All learners must pass an assessment test as part of an interview, and will have already achieved a Foundation Construction Award or City & Guilds 6217 prior to joining this course. To successfully complete the full qualification it is necessary for you to achieve 90% attendance.


A variety of methods will be used, which may include multiple choice tests, and your building a portfolio of coursework. All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification.

Financial information

All students pay a non-refundable Administration Fee of £10.00 regardless of status. The course *fee is £690.00 (inclusive of materials, registration, tuition, assessment and certification). Total fees = £700.00.

Future opportunities

After you have successfully completed this programme of study you might wish to progress onto the Diploma Level 3 in Plastering; and/or seek employment as a Plastering Apprentice or Trainee with an employer. Staff will help you decide what is best for you.

Further information

Additional Learning Support may be available to assist learners in achieving their learning goals. You may be eligible to access learner support fund, please contact administration team for further information.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 August 2015

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