Construction - Plastering Level 1 (FPLA)

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code BC95
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers. Plasterers mix and then paste plaster onto the interior surfaces of buildings to prepare them for decoration. They work on a range of buildings including houses and commercial buildings.


To achieve the Level 1 Certificate you must achieve a minimum of 15 credits, 3 credits from the mandatory unit and a minimum of 12 credits from the optional units.


Introduction to health and safety in construction


  • Preparing background surfaces and applying render coats
  • Introduction to the construction industry
  • Preparing background surfaces and applying finishing coats
  • Mixing materials and applying floating coats
  • Producing components from moulds

You will also complete a level 1 Employability Certificate

How will it be delivered?

Throughout the study programme your work will be assessed for a Pass, Merit or Distinction grade. Achieving this diploma means that you have reached the standards expected by the industry.

Entry requirements

Three GCSEs at grade 2 or above including English and maths OR successful interview with an initial assessment in English and maths at Entry Level 3 or above

Your next steps...

Successful completion could lead to the Level 2 study programme.

Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience