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Plastering – Certificate in Basic Construction Skills at Sandwell College

Course description

This full-time course suits 16 – 18 year-olds or adults, who are considering entering the building industry and wish to learn the basic skills of plastering.

Course content

The course is made up of six units which include Conforming to Safety in the Workplace; Moving and Handling Resources in the Workplace; Positioning and Securing Plasterwork Resources in the Workplace; Preparing and Mixing Plastering Materials in the Workplace; Preparing Background Surfaces for Plasterwork in the Workplace; Producing Plasterwork Components from Open Flood Moulds in the Workplace. You will cover basic plastering skills and will also study key skills to support your development.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but you will need to attend an interview and initial assessment. You will also be required to produce evidence of past or present qualifications together with your school report.


Assessments are both practical and theoretical for each unit in your work-based evidence book. Students also meet regularly with tutors to help plan studies and discuss progress.

Future opportunities

A high number of Level 1 Plastering students successfully progress onto the Level 2 Diploma and show skills that are far superior to other providers offering the same programme. A good number of Level 1 learners have started their own successful businesses via the Princes Trust or have fast-tracked on to an NVQ apprenticeship with local employers.

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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