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Plastering Pre-Apprenticeship

This course is ideal for individuals looking to start a career in plastering.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

As a plasterer, you apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. If you want a job in construction and you can work with your hands quickly and accurately, then this could be an ideal stepping stone to get you up-to-speed on the skills employers want. It also gives you an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the area you want to work in.

What will I study on the course?


  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Apply plastering materials to interiors
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • Applying plastering materials to external backgrounds
  • Produce reverse moulds for fibrous work
  • Casting and fixing fibrous plasterwork
What qualification will I get?
  • Level 1 C-Skills Diploma in Plastering
What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry grade requirements however, learners will need to complete an inital assessment and interview.

What allowance will I receive?

You will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week. There may be additional bursaries that you can apply for.


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH