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Plastering: Level 2 CSkills Diploma

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Course information

Course Summary

The Level 2 Diploma in Plastering at Nescot College is a one year course, available on a full or part-time basis to fit around your existing commitments.

Course Code:N2203
Study Type:Full Time
Academic Level:Level 2
Awarded by:Construction Awards Alliance
Course Length

Starting September, the course runs for 34 weeks.

UCAS Course Code0
Course Detail

The course is a combination of practical and theory sessions enabling you to gain good practical skills with underpinning job knowledge of plastering. You will work towards achieving 8 units of competence, a Synoptic Practical Assignment and an end of year examination. For full time students the course will form part of your individual programme of study which will include Maths and English and other work-related activities designed to boost your employability.

Our courses can be completed in a variety of ways to fit in with your personal and work needs. Courses are available on a full-time or part-time basis. You will be given details of course materials, stationery and health and safety equipment you will require when you enrol on the programme.

Mandatory Units:

  • Apply Plaster to Internal Surfaces
  • Apply Render to External Surfaces
  • Construction Health & Safety
  • Preparing Background Surfaces for Plasterwork
  • The Construction Industry

Optional Units:

  • Construction Information, Quantities and Communications
  • Construction Principles
  • Employment in the Construction Industry
  • Environmental Awareness and Sustainability in Construction
  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment or Working Platforms
  • Fix Dry Lining and Plasterboard Products
  • Forming Sand and Cement Screeds
  • Handle, Move and Store Resources
  • Introduction to Self-Employment in Construction
  • Mixing Construction Materials
  • Modern Technologies in the Construction Industry
  • Personal Skills in the Construction Industry
  • Produce Cement Castings
  • Produce, Position and Secure Fibrous Plaster Components
  • Repair and Maintain Plasterwork
  • Establish Work Area Protection and Safety

Work Experience is a part of this course, the hours and dates will be determined by the course tutor. Work experience can be up to a maximum of two weeks on an external placement, you are encouraged to source your own placement with support from the WEX Team and your course tutor. Where external placements are not possible you will be expected to take part in simulated work experience organised by the college.

Course Fees

Fees for 2022/23: £3,090

Please note:

  • Fees are for 2022/23 and relate to home and EU students
  • Students aged 16 to 18, or those aged 16 to 24 who have a valid EHCP, and are studying Further Education courses are not normally charged for course fees
  • For more information about financial support, please click here.

Essential Personal Protective Equipment,: approximate cost £68

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of Level 1 Plastering. A satisfactory reference for attitude, behaviour, attendance and punctuality.

You will have an informal advisory interview with a construction tutor. Your discussion with the tutor will be for approximately 30 minutes and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the content of the course.

Your Next Steps

You may progress on to Level 3 Plastering, Apprenticeship or alternatively seek employment.

Potential career routes in the Plastering industry:

  • Building suppliers
  • Damp proofing technicians
  • Decorative plastering
  • Dry liner
  • Fibrous plastering
  • Rendering
  • Start your own business
  • Work for a small or large construction business
Other Information


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Last updated - 02/11/2021