Plasterers mix and then paste plaster onto the interior surfaces of buildings to prepare them for decoration. The main role of a plasterer is to paste layers of plaster onto walls, floors and ceilings. Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust, and an aesthetic function. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers. Plasterers work on a number of different buildings, including new housing developments, offices and houses (redecorations or extensions). They repair or restore existing plasterwork and plaster newly erected walls.
There are approximately 40,000 plasterers working in the UK, and demand is growing due to government housing development schemes. Plasterers sometimes work on their own when working on peoples’ homes. On larger-scale projects, however, they may work in teams, each covering different sections of a wall.
You will study the following mandatory units:
- Health, safety and welfare in construction
- Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
- Running in-situ moulds
- You will complete 60 hours of work placement which will give you valuable work place experience.
- A full tutorial programme to improve your employability skills and support you through your course.
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.
Completion of Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
Successful completion of this Level 3 study programme could lead to progressing to our Higher Education programme such as the HNC in Construction and the Built Environment. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.