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Plastering - Level 3 Diploma at Redcar & Cleveland College

Course description

The course is designed to prepare students for work, and gives them the opportunity to develop the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in the plastering industry. The course consists of occupational units of competence in plastering and provides valuable practical and theoretical experience for those looking to work in plastering. The Level 3 Diploma in Plastering is made up of a number of units as well as a synoptic practical assessment. Candidates must successfully complete all units as well as the synoptic practical assessment. There is also an online knowledge test.

The units are as follows:

  • Know & carry out safe working practices in construction
  • Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of building methods and construction technology
  • Know how to fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors
  • Know how to produce plaster components
  • Know how to position and secure fibrous plaster components
  • Know how to apply plaster materials to produce complex internal surfaces
  • Know how to apply plaster materials to produce complex external surfaces
  • Know how to form screeds and granolithic finishes
  • Know how to prepare and run in-situ moulds

Course content

In our plastering workshops we provide excellent facilities that give our students the opportunity to work to a realistic scale. Our plasterers have the chance to plaster full size walls and ceilings and this enables them to show potential employers that they are capable of working on large areas. We invite plastering companies who are looking for apprentices to visit and view the work being undertaken. We also take part in college competitions such as Skill Build and World Skills plus trips to British Gypsum, one of the largest Plastering manufactures in Europe.

Entry requirements

Four GCSE’s at grade C or above, one of which must be English, or a Diploma in Plastering L2. Direct entry would require the L2 Diploma, however some recent relevant experience working on a construction site would also be an advantage. Students will be required to attend an interview.


Practical tests in the plastering workshop and work knowledge questions in the classroom.

Financial information

All students must supply boots and coveralls for the practical workshop sessions and in the main part of the college dress casual

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Redcar & Cleveland College directly.

Last updated date: 04 August 2016

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