Russell Denby

Plastering Lecturer

Russell Denby


I left school and joined a local builder as an apprentice, I since have gained over 25 years' industry experience and been a tutor at B&FC for 3 years.

I am currently involved in the teaching and training at all levels of plastering within the college.

Expert In...

  • All aspects of internal plastering and external systems
  • Experienced with metal framed systems and tiling
  • Greatly enjoy delivering eLearning
  • Assessing all levels of programmes taught
  • Experienced in delivering teaching using the Canvas virtual learning environment (VLE)
  • Supporting and mentoring students to achieve beyond their expectations
  • Course development

Qualifications and Accolades

  • Diploma in Education and Training
  • Award in Education and Training
  • Assessors qualification
  • Advanced Crafts in Plastering
  • City and Guilds levels 1 & 2 in Plastering
  • National Certificate in Building Studies

Industry Background

I have over 25 years industry experience, Carrying out all aspects of plastering internal and externally. I had my own business whilst also working and sub-contracting to smaller local and larger national companies.

I spent 18 months in New Zealand where I was first introduced to their modern monocouche external render systems. I have experience within all aspects of the plastering Industry which includes metal framed systems.

Professional Activities

Relevant teaching and learning qualifications. Site visits.

Why B&FC?

I was delighted to bring my experience to B&FC as a lecturer which allowed me to share my expertise with others aspiring to enter this industry.

The entire educational experience and resources within the college are first-class. Achievement rates and my own personal experiences underpin that.

My career to date has progressed substantially since joining the teaching staff at B&FC and I'm looking forward to working with future generations of tradespeople to help them achieve their career objectives.


Work hard and you will get your rewards.