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Course Overview

This short course is designed for anyone who wishes to undertake basic DIY plastering jobs around the home instead of calling in a professional. You will learn all of the essential skills required to complete a range of tasks, including:
  • Mixing plastering materials
  • Preparing surfaces for plastering
  • Skimming walls and ceilings
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboard
Our DIY plastering course also serves as a superb foundation for further training if you later decide that you’d like to become a professional plasterer.
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Who is this course for?

The DIY plastering course is an entry-level plastering programme that’s designed to accommodate candidates with no experience whatsoever. Even if you don’t know the first thing about plastering, our specialist teaching staff will help you to learn the ropes and reach the required level of expertise to carry out all your own plastering work at home.

We accept candidates from all backgrounds, and our training centres are accessible from all over the UK. No matter who you are or where you come from, we will be more than happy to provide the training you need!

What will I get for completing this course?

You will be awarded a certificate that confirms your attendance and completion of the course. You may also choose to sit an optional exam covering everything you’ve learned; while our DIY courses are non-accredited, passing this examination may help you to progress onto more advanced courses should you wish to further your plastering training.

Units covered

Our DIY plastering course is very flexible, and course content can be tailored to suit your requirements. Here are some of the units we offer:
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboard to walls and ceilings
  • Taping standard and internal joints
  • Cutting and fixing angle beads around windows and reveals
  • Preparing surfaces for plastering using bonding plaster and finishing plaster
  • Ensuring a flat finished surface for final decoration
  • Mixing plastering materials
  • Skimming walls and ceilings
  • Applying PVA adhesive UniBond to surfaces
  • Using sand and cement to render external walls

Progress routes

After completing this course, some students also undertake other short courses to build on their DIY knowledge, while others decide to go on and complete a full qualification (such as the Professional Plastering Course) (changed link) and work towards the professional level. Whether you are looking to become a full-time plasterer or simply to expand the range of tasks you can undertake around the house, Access Training Academies offer a wide variety of suitable training programmes – get in touch to discuss your options with a member of our team.

Why Access Training?

There are all sorts of reasons to choose us for your DIY training course – here are some examples:
  • Our teaching staff is composed of professional tradespeople with years of commercial experience
  • Our training centres contain everything you’ll need to master rudimentary plastering techniques
  • Our wide range of courses will help you to progress to as high a level as you desire
To learn more about our DIY plastering course, please contact us now.
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Do you already have plastering experience?

Our range of plastering courses are not strictly for those with no experience in this field. We offer a range of plastering training courses for experienced plasterers to brush up on their skills, learn about any new legislation, and stay abreast of any new, advanced techniques in the business. If you’re looking to refresh your pre-existing plastering skills, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and learn a bit more about what we can do for you.
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“Thanks to all at Access Training for my City & Guilds training in plastering and for all their patience and the knowledgeable support they gave me. Since completing the course I have taken on various jobs and I'm enjoying every minute of my new career!”
Vince Currie
Vince Currie