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Course Overview

Would you like to quit your job and start a brand new career as a professional plasterer? If so, our Professional Plastering Course is ideally suited to your ambitions.

Even candidates with no plastering experience whatsoever will find it easy to master a range of plastering techniques and acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the trade with Access Training’s advanced plastering course. This training programme is also ideal for slightly more experienced plasterers who wish to update or refresh their skills.

The skills covered on this course include:
  • Mixing plaster correctly
  • Applying plaster to walls
  • Fixing and cutting plasterboard
  • Laying screeds
  • Applying and rendering
The UK is currently suffering from a skills shortage, and so now is the perfect time to become a professional plasterer. Regardless of your current skill level, we will teach you everything you need to know in order to get your new career up and running.
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Who is this course for?

Anybody can enrol onto this course, which was designed and developed by Access Training Academies and aims to start candidates on the road to a successful new career regardless of prior experience. Absolute beginners are welcome; whatever your age, gender, race, or nationality, we would be more than happy to have you on this course.


Candidates who complete our advanced plastering course will be awarded the City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Plastering. This qualification is the industry standard for professional plasterers – gaining the 6708-23 diploma will effectively mark you out as a certified plasterer, as well as giving you a great foundation for the NVQ Level 2 qualification should you wish to take your training further.

Units Covered

Here are the topics you will cover en route to gaining your 6708-23 Level 2 diploma:
  • Understanding the construction of internal and external walls
  • Mixing plaster to the right ratio for the job
  • How to fix and cut plasterboard to walls/ceilings/stud walls
  • Three-coat plaster work
  • How to fix dry lining and plaster boards
  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • How to lay a floorscreed
  • Applying plastering materials and rendering to external background

Progress Routes

As mentioned above, candidates who have completed our professional plastering course may opt to further their training by working towards the NVQ Level 2 Certification for Experienced Plasterers. This is a more advanced plastering qualification that will expand your skillset and enhance your understanding of plastering practices, giving you a competitive edge that will really help you to succeed in your new role as a professional plasterer.

Alternatively, we offer a variety of other trade course here at Access Training Academies, and we will be more than happy to help you master another trade (such as bricklaying or tiling) that will complement your plastering skills and expand your scope when looking for work.

What can Access Training offer me?

We provide:
  • A modern training environment
  • Tutors with years of professional experience
  • Flexible courses and assessments
To find out more about our plastering courses, 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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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