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Course Overview

Whether you’re interested in becoming a professional plasterer or simply undertaking some simple DIY jobs around the home, our Essential Plastering Course is the perfect place to start.

This training programme will equip you with a solid understanding of basic plastering techniques, allowing you to carry out your own work unsupervised. Additionally, if you wish to work towards a professional qualification that will enable you to start a new career as a plastering specialist, this course will give you a great foundation to build upon.

Here are some of the skills you’ll learn on our basic plastering course:
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboard
  • Skimming walls and ceilings
  • Preparing surfaces
  • Mixing plastering materials
  • Applying and rendering
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Who can enrol on this course?

Anybody! Our basic plastering programme is open to absolutely everyone, regardless of age, nationality, gender, and – most importantly – prior experience.

We often hear from beginners and novices who wish to learn the ropes of plastering, and our basic plastering course is ideal for candidates such as these. You may be surprised at how many household tasks you can complete yourself!

What will I achieve?

In addition to gaining a comprehensive understanding of basic plastering techniques, you will also be awarded with a certificate to acknowledge your attendance and successful completion of this course. You may also choose to sit an exam, covering everything you have learned; either way, you will be perfectly poised to continue onto more advanced courses if you wish to do so.

Areas covered

This is a very flexible course, and the exact content of your training programme will depend on your preferences and what you wish to achieve. Here are some of the units we cover:
  • Fixing and cutting plasterboard
  • Taping standard and internal joints
  • Angle beads
  • Preparing surfaces for plastering
  • Mixing plaster materials
  • Skimming walls and ceilings
  • Applying PVA adhesive
  • Using sand and cement to render external walls


If, having completed the basic plastering course, you wish to take your learning further, we at Access Training Academies are able to provide a variety of additional courses to help you expand your skillset and/or work towards becoming a professional plasterer.

Among the other fields we specialise in are:

Why choose Access Training?

  • Experienced tutors with a wealth of specialist knowledge
  • Flexible course programmes and enhanced online assessments
  • State-of-the-art training centres
To find out more about Access Training and the plastering courses we offer, please get in touch at your earliest convenience.
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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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Successful Students

“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