An Introduction to Plastering :: Bishop Burton College

Course: An Introduction to Plastering

Department: Construction

Type: Short Course

Duration: Four evenings

The Course

The aim of the course is to help students gain a knowledge an understanding of basic plastering skills ranging from applying an undercoat and finish coat to a block wall using traditional and modern methods, including dry lining using Gypsum.

  • Unique rural campus location with convenient parking
  • Excellent dedicated teaching facilities
  • Well qualified and experienced specialist lectures
  • A friendly supportive learning environment

What You Study

Students will practice and gain knowledge of:

  • External rendering including the different float finish that can be applied and use of angle beads and bell casts.
  • Tool identification and health and safety play a large part in this course and the course also includes sustainability of materials used for plastering.
  • Cutting and fixing plasterboards to a stud partition wall and apply a skim coat to the boards including corking of the joints.

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, please call 01964 553181 or email

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Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Callum Tullock

NOCN Level 3 Diploma in Bricklaying

Callum has always been interested in construction and had this course recommended to him by people he knows. He studied the level one and level two course and moved onto the level three because he wanted to build complex structures and get industry experience.