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City & Guilds Plastering Course

Awarding Body City & Guilds

City & Guilds 6217


If you are looking to achieve a recognised qualification in Plastering then this 6 week option is the perfect place to start. The course is predominantly hands on and you will receive training and assessment to confirm your plastering competence. Weekend training for this is also available.

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What You’ll Learn

Able Skills can offer you the opportunity to obtain a City & Guilds Plastering qualification which will provide you with training and assessment in several areas of plastering from internal work, to external work and floor screeding. This 6 weeks of hands-on plastering training will see you progress from a novice to a competent Plasterer, building a portfolio of your work as you go.

There are 7 mandatory Units and you must complete 2 Units from the 8 optional units to achieve the FULL award.

The 7 Mandatory Units are:

  • 016: Repairing a patch in a plastered wall
  • 065: Boarding and setting a ceiling in one coat
  • 066: Applying a floating coat to wall and attached pier
  • 067: Applying and finishing the setting coat to a floored wall and attached pier
  • 068: Applying a floating coat to a square or rectangular column
  • 069: Applying a floating finishing coat to a square or rectangular column
  • 070: Scrim and skim finish with plaster

The 8 Optional Units are:

  • 017: Screeding a sand and cement floor from a given level of datum point
  • 018: Introduction to fixing floor tiles and skirting tiles
  • 071: Applying a textured finish with border
  • 072: Replaster over textured ceiling using bonding agent
  • 073: Applying a plain rendering and finish with a wood float
  • 074: Applying a Tyrolean hand machine finish to a prepared wall
  • 075: Fixing bell cast bead and applying scratch coats to wall areas
  • 076: Applying pebble dash finish to a prepared wall

How You’ll Learn

The course is designed to build your skills gradually until plastering becomes second nature and at this Centre where ‘reality' is important, this is easily achieved.

Able Skills Plastering Centre has been designed to challenge you! We can provide you with easy areas to build your confidence to more complicated areas which will test your patience!

We will provide you with the plastering training to meet the standards as required by City & Guilds but we will also build on this to give you much more so that you will fully understand what plastering is all about. The emphasis for us is on meeting and exceeding our customers' expectations. We have designed the Plastering Centre to cover every possible plastering scenario, providing separate areas for each training module with separate areas for all assessments!

Courses Open To You After

Following on from your City & Guilds Plastering qualification it is important that you look to the future and consider achieving an NVQ at level 2. This will require you to be working within the Plastering industry in order to build a portfolio of evidence which can be assessed to determine your progress and support you in achieving an NVQ. If you are looking to undertake ‘site' based plastering work in the future, it is important that you have a CSCS card, without it, you will not be able to access sites. The aim of the test is to examine knowledge across a wide range of health and safety topics in order to improve safety and productivity on site. If you are looking to hold an Experienced Worker or Skilled Worker card, you will need to be registered for an NVQ - You can do this with Able Skills by undertaking an additional 2 weeks of plastering training. Able Skills will register you for an NVQ free of charge when you feel ready to take this next step.

Additional Info

We do feel that after 10 years of providing this plastering training, we are the best at what we do. We invest in our facilities, our staff and our students. We have fantastic plastering instructors who make you feel welcome at all times and are dedicated to providing a service which upholds our reputation. Their patience is to a level which will make sure everyone believes that they can achieve this plastering award.... And they can, with dedication to the course.

This course can be covered over a period to suit you and you can train for 6 consecutive weeks, divide your weeks up or even incorporate some weekend training if you have ongoing weekly commitments. At Able Skills we aim to make our qualifications as accessible as is possible and additionally we offer a payment plan which, following a deposit, is on an interest free pay as you train basis.

This is a hands-on, practical plastering course 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.

Duration & Cost

This is a 6 Week (30 day) course and the cost is £1795.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable over the period of the training.

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