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Technical Certificate in Plastering - Level 2


This Level 2 Study Programme in Plastering is aimed at those who are looking to work in the construction industry, specifically as a craftsperson in plastering. A plasterer has the skills and knowledge to apply render, floor screeds and other internal plastering materials in accordance with construction plans. They may also install linings and encasement systems, metal furring ceiling systems and metal stud partition walls, therefore they play an important part of any construction team.

This qualification is suitable for those aged 16 or over and you don’t need any previous experience to start this qualification.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of at least grade 4/C in English and maths.
  • A relevant foundation construction award or a Level 1 Diploma in Plastering including English and maths.
  • If the applicant has trade experience a basic aptitude test will be required.

Mature students who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible.  Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

  • 19+ year olds: You will need to supply a written reference either from a recent education institution or employer. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1789A1316FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out in both the classroom (theory based units) via written assessments/presentations and the workshop (practical based units) via synoptic assessments of practical work using suitable industry standard tools and materials.

What does the course lead to?

This course will give you a qualification that will allow you to apply for roles in a construction setting.


Help you prepare for progression onto Vision West Nottinghamshire College Bricklaying apprenticeship.

What will I study?

This qualification covers all the main skills and knowledge you will need to enter the world of work as a bricklaying apprentice.

You will study the following mandatory content:

  • Principles of Construction
  • Internal plastering and fixing sheet materials
  • Applying external render
  • Floor screed systems
  • Direct bonding, taping and jointing
  • Run in-situ moulds
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors / exteriors

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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How do I apply?

Apply online or call 0800 100 3626.

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