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Plastering Level 3 at Craven College

Course description

A step up from Level 2, build up the essential skills and knowledge you need to go out into the plastering industry.

Turn existing skills into experience in our brand new industry standard facilities and work towards becoming a master craftsman within the plastering trade with the skills to apply different external finishes under your belt.
As a plastering student, you will have access to bespoke bays for solid plastering and plaster boarding along with a serpentine wall for Level 3 plastering students and a fibrous workshop for architectural plasterwork.
Our tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many year's experience in the construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in heritage and conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigous CITB Skill Build competition. All tools, equipment and materials are provided.

Course content

  • Apply different external finishes inc. pebble dashing, Tyrolean work, k rend & ashlar
  • Apply solid plaster to curved surfaces
  • Arches & circular work
  • CAD programmes
  • Construction industry regulations
  • Fibrous plaster work inc. moulds in-situ & casting curves
  • How buildings are constructed & energy saving
  • Supervisory/management skills
  • Planning & programming work activities
  • Read, interpret & price work from drawings
  • Safe working practices
  • Sustainability in construction
  • Technical drawing & producing drawings by hand
  • Theory of plastering

Entry requirements

Plastering Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English & maths GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)


Written and practical assessment.

Financial information

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Future opportunities


  • Foundation Degree


  • Plasterer 
  • Specialist - fibrous plasterer

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
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