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!

We’re excited to be involved in the Advanced Construction Training (ACT) project, which aims to develop digital skills in construction across Cheshire.

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?

  • Flexible entry requirements which may mean some GCSEs at grades 1-3
  • Practical ability

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Construction operative
  • Apprentice plasterer
  • Building supplies operative