You will be prepared for work in the plastering trade, particularly in wet plastering and dry lining. Students are taught the latest methods and techniques, as well as the more traditional, to ensure a broad range of skills.
- Plastering boarding and skimming
- Basic tool skills
- Health and safety
- External rendering
- Storage and handling of materials
- Trade-specific units
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
More advanced courses are available at the college, such as the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.
Work as a qualified plasterer with a large company, independent local business or on a self-employed basis on a wide variety of different building developments.
A genuine passion for the subject and one satisfactory reference is needed.
CSkills 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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The facilities are excellent and the new equipment and latest technology is great to practice with, so I know what to expect in the workplace. The staff also take us on lots of different trips that are linked with the units I am studying.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I have had the opportunity to work on a number of different construction sites arranged by my tutors, including the DIY SOS show. I was able to put into practice what I was taught in the workshops and use it in the real world.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to get work with a local construction company and would eventually like to set up my own business in the future.