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2 Weeks Plastering

About the course

This intensive course is perfect for learning plastering skills and gaining insight into the plastering industry with a view to undertaking your own small projects. This course covers rendering, beading, bonding coats, plaster-boarding, tape jointing, dot and dabbing and lots of plastering practice.  You will gain a good knowledge of all plastering stages and this will provide you with the ability and confidence to tackle small 6 m² plastering jobs on your own.

This course would also be suitable if you intend to work for an experienced plasterer and have the opportunity to hone your skills and advance to larger areas/projects.

plastering course
2weeks plastering course

Health and safety
Introduction to tools
Hawk and trowel demo and practice
Preparation of backgrounds prior to render
Application of render
Render wall – practice of double coating forehand and backhand
Finish wall to scratch coat
Level and float wall
Introduction to beading
Introduction to bonding coats
Beading (cutting and setting)
Plasterboard walls (dot and dab)
Tape joints
Dry lining
Skim walls using multi-finish
Skim walls
Plastering reveals (internal and external)
Plasterboard ceilings
Tape joints
Plaster walls and ceiling
Skim ceiling
Dot and dab walls with electrical sockets
Patch repair
Introduction to roughcasting wet and dry dashing (optional)

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

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City & Guilds 6219-08 Construction Skills Level 1

Without qualification £1450 (deposit £300)

With qualification £1640 (deposit £350)

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