Level 1



1 year


Rush Green Campus


Sep 2023


Adult 19+

Trained plasterers work on housing sites, city developments and domestic extensions like conservatories - and on new builds, conversions and repairs.

There's the choice between the security of site work - and branching out to start your own business. If you choose to go self-employed, plastering's a good choice as you won't lose days to bad weather!

You'll develop your practical skills and learn a variety of subjects including:

  • Materials and their uses (including fibrous work)
  • Technical drawing
  • Calculating materials
  • Estimating
  • Communications in construction

You'll be marked on:

  • Continuous practical assessments
  • Individual unit assessments
  • An end-of-year online exam

You'll need to have completed the entry-level Introduction to Plastering course and be over 16 years of age.

Beyond that, we just want to see enthusiasm for the trade and a will to learn!

There's an interview and an assessment test before joining the course.

We welcome applications from adults and disabled students with motivation and ideally some previous trade experience.

Successful completion of Level 1 leads onto Level 2.

After Level 2, you can gain industry experience to help work towards your Level 2 NVQ award.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following courses
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.