Able Skills plastering instructors have devised a bespoke programme of training which they feel, based on their work experience, meets the needs of the industry. This course is specifically designed to ensure that candidates have the skills that are current and essential to secure work. This bespoke course has been examined and accepted by City & Guilds and we are now able to offer this as an officially accredited City & Guilds certificated programme of learning – exclusive to Able Skills.
What You’ll Learn
This 6 week Plastering course will provide you with in depth training to cover several areas of essential plastering. You will be consistently assessed by our qualified Plastering instructors, building a portfolio of your work as you go. This course has been put together specifically to provide you with the skills that we think you will need to source work and continue working. A great deal of thought has gone in to developing this training programme as we feel at Able Skills that some of the qualifications that are available, simply do not meet the requirements of the industry or the requirements of the student.
This 6 weeks of hands on plastering training will see you progress from a novice to a competent Plasterer with the course designed to build your skills gradually until various aspects of plastering becomes second nature and at this Centre where ‘reality’ is important, this is easily achieved.
The course is designed to build your skills gradually by providing training on smaller plastering work and building to the more complex areas as the course progresses.
The areas in which you will be trained on are:
- Plasterboard and skim a ceiling
- Direct bond and skim with plaster
- Plasterboard and skim patch repair
- Plasterboard, float and set patch repair
- Prepare and plaster ceiling
- Applying a plain rendering and finish with a float
How You’ll Learn
This 6 weeks of hands on reality training will cover all of the basic and essential skills that any Plasterer will need in order to provide a competent service to any potential customer.
Courses Open To You After
Having completed this course and then gained some industry experience, you may wish to achieve higher recognised qualifications and an option to consider would be the C&G Level 2 Plastering Diploma.
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.
We are aware that every student that attends Able Skills learns at a different pace; if you find that you have completed all tasks in less than the 6 weeks allocated, we have additional learning programmes available, making this an even more comprehensive and rewarding training programme.
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.
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 £25 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
This is a 6 Week (30 day) course, and the cost is £2295.00 including vat. A deposit of £500.00 will secure a booking with the balance payable as follows:
Full time – 6 weekly payments of £299.16 following the deposit.
Weekends – Training is arranged on a 2 weekend on and 2 weekend off basis. 10 weekends of training over 20 weeks PLUS a 9-day block at the end running Saturday through to the following Sunday. Following the deposit, 5 payments of £359 (once per month) with zero payment on the 9-day block