Fees indicated are based on the current year (August 2016 to July 2017) and are subject to change next year.
Our further education courses (Entry to Level 3) are usually free if you are 16-18 years old. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for financial support to help with other costs associated with your course such as course materials and travel.
If you are aged 19 or over you may be required to pay fees.
If you are enrolling onto a Level 3 or 4 course and are over 19 years of age the fees may be higher and you will be required to take out an Advanced Learning Loan, please see the guide to fees for more information.
International students will be required to pay the full International course fee.
For more information, see our guide to fees.
The course at level 2 will teach you the skills be able to:
Apply plastering materials to interiors
Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
Lay sand and cement screeds
- Apply plastering materials to external backgrounds These skills will then need to be demonstrated in a commercial environment and assessed by one of our staff in the workplace. You will be informed about the tasks you need to be assessed when you are inducted on the course
Progression onto the level 3 will enable you to be trained in the following skill:
Health, safety and welfare in construction
Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
Running in-situ moulds
Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors
- Applying plastering materials to detailed exteriors
These skills will then need to be demonstrated in a commercial environment and assessed by one of our staff. You will be informed about the tasks you need to be assessed when you are inducted on the course
You will need to reach a minimum of Entry 3 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 2 Plastering. You will need to reach a Level 1 in an English and Maths initial assessment for the Level 3 Plastering and have a Level 2 qualification in Plastering. You are also required to be in paid employment and NOT self-employed.
The technical certificate requires you to take an online assessment and a practical test.
The NVQ aspects of the course are completed via on site assessment in the workplace.
As a qualified Solid Plasterer you will be able to work as a plasterer on a building site to form walls, ceilings and floors.
You will be assessed in the training of the technical certificate skills. When on the course you will be tested over time in the knowledge of every unit by an on-line exam. The practical work is tested within a workshop and in the workplace.