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1 Week Plastering Course

About the course

This short yet intensive course is perfect for learning basic introductory plastering skills and gaining insight into the plastering industry with a view to undertaking your own small projects. The course covers rendering, beading, plaster-boarding and skimming.

This course is a short introduction to plastering and is perfect for learning some basic techniques or as a refresher course.

plastering course 1 week
plastering course


Health and safety
Introduction to tools
Introduction to Materials
Hawk and trowel demo and practice
Preparation of backgrounds prior to render
Application of render
Rendering wall – practice of double coating with forehand and backhand techniques.
Finishing wall to scratch coat
Level and float wall
Plaster-boarding walls and ceiling
Tape joints
Introduction to beading
Bead around window
Skim walls and ceiling using multi-finish

After course options & support

If you want to learn more and enter the plastering trade we recommend our comprehensive 6-week Diploma course which covers all aspects of plastering and includes on-site experience with a qualified plasterer.

You can join our support group on completion for support and to arrange onsite work experience.

Over the years we've built up a fantastic community of students – you can join our ’Plaster Minds’ support groups both on WhatsApp and a dedicated Facebook page. You will have instant access to support from a close network of tutors and experienced plasterers.

Cost & certificate

£660 (deposit £200)

In-house certificate of completion

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