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Plastering (Level 2) at CITB-ConstructionSkills

Course description

Most people know one part of the plasterers work: applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. This is called solid plastering. Thats by no means all they do, though.

Theres also fibrous plastering, which involves making ornamental plasterwork in a workshop or on site - thats the kind you see on the ceilings of decorative buildings

Course content

Mandatory units: Conforming to general safety in the workplace; Conforming to efficient working practices in the workplace; Moving and handling resources in the workplace

Optional inuts include: Applying Finishing Plaster to Background Surfaces; Producing Internal Solid Plastering Finishes; Installing Direct Bond Dry Linings; Installing Mechanically Fixed Plasterboard; Producing External Solid Render Finishes; Producing Cement Castings; for a full list please visit

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements to train as a plasterer, although GCSEs/Standard Grades in Maths, English and Technology may be helpful for the calculations, measurements and theory.

Apprenticeships are the usual route in and enable you to earn while you learn. Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will usually involve a selection test.


Observation and accumulating a portfolio of evidence over the course

Further information

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CITB-ConstructionSkills directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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