Why should I study plastering?

There are many opportunities in construction for trained plasterers with experienced plasterers earning in the region of £34,000 a year and over 70% of those working in the industry working as self employed or owning their own businesses.

Our plastering courses introduce students to techniques such as applying lightweight plaster and the safe use of hand-tools and equipment. You’ll develop knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and gain practical, technical and transferable skills.

Within this industry you would work in people’s homes and other buildings to prepare the walls and ceilings for decorating and to protect the building from the weather.

You’d apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings. You’d cover external walls with coatings, such as sand and cement render or pebble-dash.

You’d calculate how much plaster you need for the size of the job. Once it is mixed and ready to use you’d need to work quickly and accurately by hand.

What jobs can I get in this area?

With a qualification in plastering you can become a specialist plasterer within the industry. Depending on your experience and skill level you can become an apprentice, senior plasterer or own your own business. 

How are the courses taught?

The majority of  our courses are taught in the workshop using practical skills, with some theory to support your practice. You’ll be taught in our purpose-built workshops by experienced staff from the industry.

What courses does the college offer?

All our courses prepare you for employment in industry or for further training or qualifications.


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