Plastering Courses in the UK

Intensive training courses for the constuction industry are now available all over the UK, they offer a great way for you to retrain fast if you want to have a change of career or if you are just starting out and want to learn the skills needed to become for example a plasterer!

“You can become a qualified Plasterer in just 6 weeks of training!”

Our website hopes to bring you the most up to date and concise information you’ll need if you’re interested in becoming a fully trained Plasterer in the UK.

You can gain the City & Guilds 6217Plastering qualification in just six weeks, the intensive courses are excellent in getting you up to the required standard to enter the work place.

Intensive City & Guilds Plastering Course

The training course will teach you the theory of plastering as well as practical hands on training so you will quickly absorb the skills you are being shown during the duration of your course. You will be trained in a purpose built environment and will be plastering walls from day one.

The City & Guilds 6217 contains the underpinning knowledge of plastering methods and techniques you need and allows you to start work on a construction site as a plasterer with confidence.

You have the option of taking full time courses or part time courses, with the courses lasting anywhere between 4 and 8 weeks, but it all depends on the training centre and the options that are available to you. Part time courses are especially good if you have to stay in your current job and have to juggle your training hours around your working hours. You get to train at your own speed and you can spread your course out between months and sometimes even years.

No entry qualifications are needed to enrol on a plastering course, all you need is the determination to succeed in your new career.
Your training course will train you up so that you meet with the latest City and Guilds industry standards, and once you have successfully completed your course you would have gained your City and Guilds technical certificate.

The certificate proves that you have undergone the correct training to become a competent plasterer and now you would be ready to enter the workplace as a plasterer. You would have gained all the technical and practical skills that you would ever need to know in order to become a fully competent plasterer.

Qualifications you’ll gain

Once you are working and gain some experience you will want to gain the NVQ in Plastering levels 2 – 3. The NVQ’s can only be obtained through on the job assessments by a certified city and guilds examiner carried out in a place of work place by you.

The NVQ will assess:

  • Producing internal and external finishes
  • Applying and fixing dry lining boards
  • Producing castings
  • Fixing and repairing fibrous parts

Once you have achieved your NVQ you will be regarded as a fully qualified plasterer.

There are many trade skills training centres all over the UK and Ireland that run plastering courses, so you should have no trouble finding a course that’s near to where you live. (Check out the Course Finder page for more info.)

And the vast majority of these are reputable and run by experienced time served plasterers, just check that the training centre is accredited by City and Guilds one of the most respected awarding bodies.

Entering work as a qualified plasterer

Being a plasterer can be a very rewarding career and will give you a sense of achievement on every job you do, and if you like the idea of working with your hands and creating something the becoming a plasterer may be the right choice for you.

Having an NVQ award will greatly improve your job prospects as clients are more likely to hire someone with an NVQ than without. It’s a nationally recognised award and proves that you are a “fully qualified” plasterer.

I hope this website will give you all the information that you’re looking for and I wish you the very best of luck with your new career and I hope your successful in enrolling on a plastering course.

All the best!