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Plastering - Level 2


Develop the skills and knowledge needed to become a craftsperson in plastering with the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Plastering. The course is taught by industry specialists in superbly equipped workshops, where you will develop proficiency in this highly skilled trade. You will have an opportunity to learn about different materials, applying external rendering, floor screed systems and techniques such as direct bond, taping and jointing.


Next course dates

Start date Location Duration
03 Sep 2024
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
19 Nov 2024
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
08 Feb 2025
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks
13 May 2025
Kincraig Construction Centre
10 Weeks

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Successful students either continue their training at a higher level or progress directly into employment or onto one of a growing number of apprenticeships in this area.

Key information

Entry Requirements

You should have some basic plastering skills or have completed the Level 1 Plastering course. Additionally, you will need basic English and maths and a knowledge of some simple computing to be able to complete the course successfully. If you are struggling in any of these areas, we can help you acquire these skills and support you to gain qualifications which will help to increase your employability going forward.

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Award in Skills for Employment in the Construction Industries

Fees and funding

For most students, the course is fully funded. You can check if you are eligible by visiting our adult finance page where you will also find details of other financial help you may be able to access.

Extra costs and equipment

You will need to bring footwear suitable for a construction environment.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Terms and conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

There are no industry placements or field trips attached to the course. 

How will I learn?

This course is very practical in nature and, whilst some time will be spent explaining materials and techniques, students can anticipate spending most of their time in the workshop watching plastering demonstrations before attempting the various applications themselves.

Industry expert tutors will be on hand to offer advice and provide valuable feedback to help students improve their skills.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

During the course, your practical skills will be assessed continuously to ensure competency and to prepare you for your final synoptic assessment. You will also sit an externally set exam that will consist of short answer, multiple choice and detailed answer questions. 

All your combined grades will then be calculated to provide you with a final overall fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade. This will be shown on your certificate.

The assessment weighting is as follows:

  • External exam - 40%
  • Graded synoptic assessment - 60%

Please note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external exam and the final synoptic assessment.