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CSkills Level 1 Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

Course Level: 

Level 1

Job opportunities after this course: 

Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering or other Further Education Course, into employment as a trainee in the construction industry or an Apprenticeship.

Overview of the course: 

This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as plasterers.

Entry requirements: 

Minimum of 3 GCSE.


• Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

• Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others

• Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

• Know how to prepare background surfaces and plaster materials

• Know how to apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds

• Know how to produce components from moulds

How is the course assessed?: 

Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations, assignments and an online test. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor.

Further study options after this course: 

Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

Length of the course: 

A one year programme in which knowledge is assessed via online end tests and practical assessments. Evidence is generated and presented in a portfolio.


Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:


If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19+ years old you may be required to pay fees for your course, however if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

Learners under 25 years old with a statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education, Health and Care Plan will not pay fees.

If you do need to pay fees they are:


Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

There is a requirement to wear personal protective equipment for this course. The cost of equipment is currently £25. Students with limited income can claim up to 75% of these costs. Further information will be sent to you closer to enrolment in August if you are accepted on to the course.
*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Jun 2018 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

‘The first few months of starting the plastering course I did not think I would ever qualify as a plasterer but the lecturers were a massive bonus. They were patient and calm had a lot of experience, this helped me through everything that I struggled with. I then chose L2 to further my knowledge in plastering’ – Connor College

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How to apply: 

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