If you just need to repair a plastered area or need to put up some coving to give a room the finish it needs, these courses will give you the skills to do just that. The courses can be taken together or are available separately.
What You’ll Learn
Able Skills Plastering department is designed to cover all aspects of plastering and related work. We are able to offer short courses to cover other plastering or finishing effects in an attempt to save you paying a tradesman to do those smaller jobs.
The courses here detail how you can undertake plastering training to enable you to repair damaged plastered areas, walls and ceilings and also how to apply coving to a room to give that finished effect. Both of these courses can be completed in a very small time period and can be covered either through the week or at weekends.
Patch Plastering Course
Patching is an existing unit covered within the City & Guilds qualification course we offer, and the feedback from our candidates has confirmed that this is an essential area to learn for when you are undertaking plastering work. Completion of this course will enable you to repair damaged areas on a wall or ceiling without the need to re plaster an entire area.
If you would like to learn to add the finishing touches to your rooms yourself, this 1 day course will show you how to apply coving correctly, obtaining the finish you require.
How You’ll Learn
Patch Plastering Course
This 2 day Patch Plastering course has been specially tailored to teach you how to repair damaged surfaces, walls and ceilings; during this short course you will learn how to repair damaged plaster, cracks, imperfections, channels and corners. On completion of this course you will have gained the confidence and technique required to repair any damaged surface and achieve an acceptable finish.
In an area dedicated to understanding how plaster repairs should be undertaken, you will be taught the following:
- Health and Safety
- Determine what is required when patching/selecting the right tools for the job
- Cut back and remove the damaged plaster/Preparation of your working area
- Select the correct materials for patch
- Learning about backing coats and how to mix
- Repairing damaged plastered walls
- How to patch plaster and blend into existing plaster
- Rub up patch
- Skim patch
Patch repairing plaster can be difficult but after this intensive 2 days dedicated to repair work, we feel confident that you will be able to undertake those necessary repairs.
Able Skills is offering you the opportunity to attend a 1 day training course to enable you to apply coving correctly. This course will teach you:
- how to prepare walls and ceilings to ensure coving fixes securely
- standard practices for handling coving
- how to measure and cut coving to the correct size, including internal and external mitres
- how to mix adhesive to the correct consistency and apply it
- how to fix the coving correctly
- how to fill joints, clean and finish to a high standard
Once you have completed this course, you will be competent to carry out any coving requirements.
Courses Open To You After
We offer a wide range of Plastering and Rendering courses and qualifications as well as NVQ Assessment. In addition, we have accredited Solid Wall Insulation courses. Any of these courses may be suited to you dependent upon the line of work you want to pursue.
All tools and materials are supplied for your use. We will also explain and demonstrate all the different materials used for different surfaces.
These are hands-on, practical courses and you will be involved at every stage and will be participating throughout. It is therefore recommended you bring suitable clothing and for your own safety, steel capped footwear is essential.
All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £20 per night.
We are open 7 days a week (08.30 – 16.30) for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.
Duration & Cost
Patch Plastering is covered over 2 days and costs £195.00 - £100 deposit will secure a booking
Coving is covered over 1 day and costs £150.00 - £100 deposit will secure a booking