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Learn the skills of a professional plasterer and set yourself up for life with a trade which is always in demand. Practise specialist finishes and techniques such as decorative render, fibrous plastering and skimming ceilings.

Experience our excellent industry standard facilities and work towards becoming a master craftsman within the plastering trade with the skills to apply different external finishes under your belt. As a Plastering student, you will have access to bespoke bays for solid plastering and plaster boarding along with a serpentine wall (exclusively for Level 3) and a fibrous workshop for architectural plasterwork.

Our award winning tutors are specialist craftspeople and have many year’s experiences in the construction industry in both large and small businesses with specialisms in heritage and conservation work. You will have the opportunity to enter the prestigious CITB Skill Build competition where Craven College plastering students have enjoyed great success year on year.

All tools, equipment and materials are provided.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
1-2 Years
depending on Level
How your qualification is made up

Entry Requirements

  • Level 3 – Plastering Level 2 (Merit/Distinction) including English or maths GCSEs grade 9-4
  • Level 2 – Plastering Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs grade 9-2
  • Level 1 – Construction Trades (Multi-Skills) Level 1

What you will study

  • Prepare Background Surfaces & Plaster Materials
  • Apply Plaster Materials to Internal Backgrounds
  • Produce Components from Moulds
  • Form Sand & Cement Screeds
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & Associated Industries
  • Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities & Communication with Others
  • Knowledge of Construction Technology
  • Apply Render Materials to External Surfaces
  • Fix Dry Lining & Plasterboard Products to Interiors
  • Form Sand & Cement Screeds
  • Produce Fibrous Plaster Components
  • Apply Plaster Materials to Internal Surfaces
  • Position & Secure Fibrous Plaster Components
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & Associated Industries
  • Understanding Information, Quantities & Communication with Others
  • Understanding Construction Technology
  • Analysing the Construction Industry & Built Environment
  • Apply Plaster Materials to Produce Complex Internal Surfaces
  • Apply Render to Produce Complex External Surfaces
  • Prepare & Run In-situ Moulds
  • Health, Safety & Welfare in Construction & Associated Industries
  • Analysing Technical Information, Quantities & Communication with Others

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Further Study

  • Construction Management
  • Advanced Apprenticeship


  • Plasterer
  • Specialist – Fibrous Plasterer
Meet the team
  •   SkillBuild Competition Winners for College   •   Plastering Tutor and Student Success at SkillBuild 2021 National Competition   •   SkillBuild – Student Takes on Regional Heats
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