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If you enjoy working with your hands and prefer practical, physical work, a career as a plasterer could be for you. Plastering is a specialised trade that requires expertise in applying and finishing plaster to walls, ceilings, and other surfaces and skilled plasterers are always in demand, as their services are required in various construction projects within residential and commercial spaces.

As well as the role being hands-on and physical, you also get to express your creative side through different techniques and finishes, creating textured surfaces, decorative patterns, and intricate designs, working with different materials such as gypsum plaster, lime plaster, or acrylic-based finishes.

Our plastering tutors are specialist craftspeople (and national competition prize winners) and have many years’ experience in the plastering industry in both large and small businesses. Some of our former students have had success in entering national competitions such as the prestigious CITB SkillBuild, and you’ll also have opportunity to showcase your talents at competition level. 

Whether you choose to study full-time on our Skipton campus or as an apprentice, we’ll support you all the way to a successful career in Plastering.

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Construction Trades (Multi-skills)Level 1
PlasteringLevel 1, Level 2
Plasterer ApprenticeshipLevel 2
Plastering - IntroductionSat 24 February 2024
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