Level 1 Diploma


A great course if you’re looking for an introduction to plastering. You’ll explore a range of building methods and construction technology, developing skills in wet plastering and dry lining.

This is perfect initial training if you’re keen to start out as a plasterer. If you’ve a good head for heights, keen attention to detail and a good team player, this course could be for you!

What will I study?

  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Preparing background surfaces and materials
  • Applying plaster materials to a variety of backgrounds
  • Producing components from moulds
  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Project work
  • Work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Some GCSEs at grade 2 or above
  • Practical ability

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Construction operative
  • Apprentice plasterer
  • Building supplies operative