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Plastering Diploma Level 1 at City College

Course description

The level 1 course is for those who have little or no prior knowledge of Plastering, but think that they might wish to pursue a career as a Plasterer, and are looking at getting onto the first stage in achieving that goal.

Course content

You will study a combination of practical and theoretical modules to form a skills base and understanding of the trade, will be provided with the opportunity to improve your communication skills, and learn skills necessary to improve your chances of gaining employment within the industry.
You will study a number of units, including carrying out safe working practices in construction; basic Plastering skills; and construction processes.

Will contain THREE elements: Vocational Study, Functional Skills (Maths, English and ICT) AND Employability, Personal & Social Development Skills

  • Level 1 Diploma in Building Crafts
  • In addition to the above, you will be required to develop your skills in Maths, English and ICT in order to operate effectively in the work place and at home (Functional Skills).
  • AND lastly, in order to improve your chances of getting a job in the industry, you will work on developing your Employability, Personal Development and Social skills.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme of study, but all candidates will be subject to interview and assessment of academic ability in Maths and English, and will be expected to be keen and committed to pursue a career in the Construction Industry. 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 £510.00 (inclusive of materials, registration, tuition, assessment and certification). Total fees = £500.00

Future opportunities

After you have successfully completed this programme of study you might wish to progress onto the Diploma Level 2 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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