5 Day Plastering Course

gent from south shields on plastering course who has fixed plasterboards to his wall

Learner Reviews

The course was well structured and aimed at the right level for the complete novice. The time was just right and I gained a vast amount of hands on knowledge in just 5 days. I will definitely recommend this course – well planned. 
Mr Hutchinson, Plastering Course
You are welcome to visit our centre at any time to see one of our excellent plastering courses in action and see the brilliant plastering work our students will be doing and have a chat to them about what they think of the course.

5 Day Plastering Course Information

This 10 day plastering course is designed to give you the basic plastering skills to fix plasterboards to walls, apply finishing plaster to walls and ceilings and complete patch and repair work.

The best way to learn how to plaster is by having a trowel in your hand and plastering. This plastering course, as with all our training courses, is intensive and aimed at providing you with as much quality training as possible in the time you are at the centre, therefore you will spend every hour of every day learning and practicing.This course is practical based and classroom time is kept to a minimum. A plasterer is paid for the quality of his finish and this course give you the extra time to practice and practice and practice, the faster you as an individual progress on the course the more obstacles we will give you to work around.

Spaces are limited to 10 people on a course at any one time and each person will have their own training area, tools and materials (no sand and lime mixes are used during your training course only real plastering materials). Please note: At the moment we do not have any spaces available on our 5 day courses as all spaces are being allocated to people wishing to complete our 10 day courses.

During this 5 day plastering course you will:

  • Measure and cut plaster boards and understand the different boards available; sound, moisture, fire, insulation, etc
  • Fix plasterboards to solid walls using dot and dab technique (dry lining), including internal and external angles.
  • Measure, cut and fix beading and scrim tape.
  • Apply plaster to plasterboarded walls which include internal and external angles.
  • Apply plaster to previously plastered walls which include internal and external angles and added obstacles.
  • Apply plaster to a ceiling and the ceiling is 2.4m off the floor so you have to use the correct access equipment.
  • Complete patch and repair work
  • Understand and carryout preparations required prior to plastering and gain knowledge of different backgrounds that receive plaster.
  • Understand the different tools and equipment used in plastering.
  • Understand the range of materials used in plastering including bonding, multi finish, hardwall, different beads, PVA, Thistle Bond-It, etc.
  • Understanding the different methods used to price jobs, dealing with customers and overcoming problems that may arise.
  • Fully answer all your questions related to the trade, you are taught by experienced tradesmen with a passion for the trade, ask as many questions as you wish during the course. You will never here anyone say ‘We don’t cover that on this course’; we employ experts in each field so they are able to answer all your questions.
  • Full support after completing your course.  If you have any questions relating to anything that you have covered on your course you are free to contact your tutor or the centre, by telephone, email or by calling into the centre. There is no charge for this and you can call at anytime in the future.
This plastering course is designed for people with little or no previous experience in plastering and is attended by people of all ages, and both male and female. The usual age range of people attending our plastering courses is mid twenties to mid fifties although the youngest person to attend a course at our centre was 18 and the oldest was 72 years old.

This plastering course is ideal for people who wish to learn plastering to complete basic jobs at home.

If you are unsure if the course is suitable please visit the our centre when a plastering course is running to speak with both staff and students. If you are unable to visit our centre we can arrange for our tutor to give you a call.

Our plastering courses are taught by experienced plasterers, Paul has over 40 years experience, Steve has over 40 years experience and Howard has over 20 years experience.

All tutors will give you their contact details so if you have any questions after completing our courses you can just give us a call.So if you are wanting to change jobs and learn a trade at a centre where they know what they are doing and will help you succeed give us a call.

Support Provided, Before, During and After TrainingBefore TrainingWe will provide you with as much information, advice and guidance as we possibly can and if we are not able to offer you the course that best suits your needs or give you the information you require we will signpost you to somewhere that is able to. We do not pressure you to book onto any course and if we feel that you would be better suited to a course we do not offer then we will give you the contact information of a college that does.Hopefully the majority of the information you require is available on this website but if you have any questions at all then please contact us and we will help in any way we can.We would like to invite you to attend the training centre at any time to view the facilities and discuss the course with both the tutors and current learners. We suggest if possible that you visit our centre towards the end of a course as people in general are always happy at the beginning of training and you want to make sure that they are as happy at the end of the course.When you visit you will be free to discuss the course with current learners on a 1-to-1 basis, if someone has paid good money to attend a course and they are not happy they will definitely tell you. If you visit towards the end of a course you will also be able to see the standard that everyone on the course has achieved.One of the most popular comments we receive on questionnaires is that people did not expect to reach the high standard that they do on a course, it is also one of the most popular negative comments that we receive by people who are not aware of what we offer as they will say ‘you won’t be any good after 10 days’, if you yourself are unsure then why not pop down for a pressure free look around.During TrainingDuring your time with us every member of staff will do their best to help you achieve your aims. You will be provided with supporting literature relating to your trade and have access to further reading to research the trade further in your own time.If you struggle on any element of the course then we will provide additional training at no extra cost to ensure that you reach the required standard.If you have any learning difficulties or disabilities or have any physical difficulties or disabilities then we will support you throughout and this additional support will remain between the centre and the individual. The majority of the training courses are practical based but if you do have any concerns then please contact the centre.We will also provide you with additional IAG relating to progression routes available after completing the course including further training, finding employment and starting to work for yourself. Whilst on a course please contact a member of staff if you require any further in information.Whilst you are at the centre there may be other courses running so if you have any questions relating to another trade please feel free to speak to the relevant tutor – they are all here to help you.After TrainingWe will continue supporting you after you have completed a course with us and you can contact us either by email, phone or in person to discuss any aspects that you covered on your course. For example you may wish to contact us to clarify how to complete a job or how to price a job or maybe to ask for information on writing a business plan.Your tiling tutor will give you his contact telephone number and email address so if you have any questions at all you can give him a call.  It is invaluable to have this continuous support available and will give you the confidence to complete work away fro the centre.The commitment to putting the needs of learners at the heart of everything the service does was demonstrated in the ways support is provided. Extract from Matrix Assessment Report
Upon completion of this plastering course you will receive an attendance certificate outlining what you have covered during the course.

5 Days in duration, from 9am until 4:30pm at our centre based in Stoke-on-Trent.  Please arrive at the training centre at least 15 minutes before the course start time.The cost of this plastering course is £450 INC VAT. You only need to bring yourself, work clothes and footwear and your lunch, we will provide everything else – there is even free tea and coffee.

We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £100 to secure your place on our plastering course and full payment as per our booking terms and conditions.

Finance is not available for this course.

You can pay for this plastering course either via cheque, bank transfer, debit or credit card.

Finance is not available, please call 01782 837007 to discuss this further.

If you have ELC funding available due to leaving the armed forces please contact us as we have specific ELC approved courses available.

Below is feedback from people who have attended our plastering related courses.  All feedback forms from everyone who completes our courses are available at the centre.

It is hard to pin-point a certain part as everything I learned was very useful and interesting.  The whole environment and work areas make you feel safe.  All of the staff are very helpful and understanding.  I enjoyed the whole experience.  Thank you for a fantastic time, I’ve learned so much.  The tutor we had was fantastic.  His enthusiasm for plastering rubs off on you.  I feel he has made me the best plasterer I can be so once again Thank you.  Mark O’Hara, 20 day Plastering course.

I liked the tuition we received & the hands-on learning, getting the chance to learn from ‘doing’.  I enjoyed all aspects of the course but particularly enjoyed skimming & seeing the end product of my efforts.  Paul has been an excellent tutor, I am really impressed with his ability to impact knowledge and bring out the best of our ability.  Matthew Moore, 20 day Plastering course,

Friendly staff & a lot of experience in the staff to pass on.  Big thanks to the excellent tutor and thanks to all other staff.  Anthony Hatcher, 20 day plastering course,

Friendly staff and very approachable.  Brilliant environment.  Everything was useful and the monocouche method & ashlar marking was quite interesting.  Thank you to all for an awesome experience and a massive thanks to Paul for his time and mostly his patience.  Big Thanks :-).  Anthony Hatcher, Rendering course,

Outstanding college, all members of staff are friendly and very helpful and very knowledgeable.  The tutor passes his knowledge and experience on really well.  Mark O’Hara, Rendering course,

Plenty of information, good tutors with real life experiences.  Outstanding.  Niki Dearing, Rendering Course,

For me the whole course was interesting and useful and there wasn’t a day when I wasn’t still learning… The staff are friendly and helpful.  John Brotherston, Plastering course,

The best thing about this course was the realistic bays.  Each task was completed on walls and in a setting that you would encounter in a realistic environment…  Very helpful and knowledgable instructors and staff.  Donal Bowen, Plastering course,

The most interesting/useful part of the course was being able to skim walls to a good standard.  Jason Whitehead, Plastering course,

I liked the friendliness of the teachers and the positive encouragement I received.  Andrew Howarth, Plastering course,

The most interesting/useful part of the course was learning different techniques associated with the trade and valuable skills that I will use in the real world.  What i really liked was the small classes, support throughout the course from tutors, excellent standard of materials and tools.  Lovely group of people to work around, great training facilities.  Jake Taylor, Plastering course,

The while course has been beneficial.  Paul (tutor) has been absolutely brilliant.  His patient and amiable nature, together with his 40 years experience makes him an exceptional tutor.  He is perfectionist who is perfectionist who is enthusiastic in his subject.  Chris Doody, Plastering course,

Enjoyed every aspect, loads of practical.  Mr Hill, Plastering course

I enjoyed the course completely.  I loved to look at the finished job.  I felt that I had the best tutor who was willing at all times to pass on his 40 years experience.   Very good structured course, thoroughly enjoyed every day.  Excellent tuition from Paul, I feel as though I have been taught by the best and I am now ready to start my own plastering business. Excellent!  Friendly staff and tutors.   Kevin McGarry, 20 day plastering course,

Friendly atmosphere, experienced tutors, always trying to improve the way courses are done.  Phillip Allcock, 20 day plastering course,

I like how little class was which meant that the tutor was able to get around us more often to guide us in help we needed.   Very good course and really enjoyed every bit of it.  Paul Boon is a very good instructor and very good to talk to.  Kristopher Plant, attended 20 day plastering course

Good communication – both tutors I came across were great to ‘work’ with, encouraging, helpful and critical (in a nice way) when necessary.  i would recommend this course.  Mr Orton, Plastering course

I have enjoyed my time here and would recommend to friends.  Mr Finney, Plastering course

I liked the friendly and helpful environment and tutor taking time out to have 1:1 conversation.  Mr McCarthy, Plastering course

I enjoy the working bays.  Excellent tutor who passed on his personal knowledge.  I enjoy the hands on training in a good environment.  Kevin McGarry, Rendering course,

Nice, relaxed, friendly place to work and learn.   The tutor was very good and enjoyed the curves on the walls.  Kristopher Plant, Rendering Course,

I enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable tutors.  Dave’s tash!!  Phillip Allcock, Rendering Course

Friendly staff, good environment to work in.   With regards to the military side more awareness of the college as you were very hard to and the college is losing out on good quality customers.   Mr Richardson Plastering Course Feedback

The high amount of practical work was very useful to me as it has allowed me to practice my technique.  The teaching is to a very high standard.  Mr Robinson, Plastering course

In 25 years of military service this is one of the best courses I have attended.  Our instructor was very patient and extremely knowledgeable with an excellent teaching manner.  Fantastic!    Mr Sullivan, Armed forces service leaver, 20 day plastering course

Being taught by a master plasterer was the most interesting and useful part of this course.  His knowledge, experience is fantastic, all questions were answered clearly and with depth of trade.  A thoroughly enjoyable course, would highly recommend this to others.  I am now confident that I can tackle any plastering job at  home or within a construction environment.  Many thanks   Mr Averill-Richards, Armed forces service leaver, 20 day plastering course

I extremely liked the professionalism from start (enquiring about courses) to the end (actually attending and completing the plastering course).  All the staff are extremely friendly and very helpful.  Excellent environment to learn, train and work in.   The practical hands on experience is what I enjoyed the most as it allowed me to learn, understand and develop my plastering skill levels.  I would like to thank the college for delivering an excellent course and in particular Howard for being an extremely dedicated, approachable instructor who is outstanding at teaching all the elements of the course.  Thank you very much.  Paul Allison, Plastering course feedback

Friendly, knowledgeable and helpful instructor. Top man! I enjoyed learning in a larger environment with proper obstacles and real room.  Being taught by a time served plasterer. You can’t pay enough for experience! Thanks for an enjoyable 10 days feel like I’ve learned a lot. Mr Ford, Plastering course feedback

I found knowing the techniques to use and the experience of the trainer who was able to give explanations of what to do in different circumstances the most useful.  Miss Lancastle, Plastering course feedback

Easy going.  All staff very helpful and forthcoming with constructive advice.  Practical plastering element.  You can instantly see progress throughout the course  Martin Davey, Plastering course feedback

Good learning environment with a whole range of skills. Learning the skill of plastering as a whole. Gained a massive amount of knowledge in a very short period of time. All my questions were answered in a positive way. Very happy with the skills I have been taught and in the way its been put across. Was impressed with the vast amount of skills and understanding we were taught in the time we had.  Mr Bradley, Plastering course feedback

Very good course content delivered to very high standard thank you.  Owain Cooper, Plastering course feedback

I think the instructor is fantastic and it has been great getting so much hands on with the equipment and practically learning the trade.  Michael Fanning, Plastering course feedback

Friendly informative staff. Good resources. Good value for money.  Mr Horton, Plastering Course feedback

Good working and learning environment.  Excellent professional instructors.  Well organised.  Friendly environment.  Julian Ponsford, Plastering course feedback

Tutors with excellent knowledge of the subject which isnt always the case at other centres.  Paul Tyrer, Plastering course feedback

My entire experience has been excellent from the first few minutes. The tutor (Howard) was excellent and as well as his excellent communication skills, superb knowledge and his very upbeat attitude to teaching. I would recommend this training facility to anyone. Gaining the required skills needed to plaster to a good standard and with the confidence to use the proper tools and materials, whist working to the correct set procedures. The friendly, welcoming atmosphere made the whole experience a pleasure and improved the entire process.  Mr Yates, Plastering Course feedback

Best course yet and very helpful.  All of it  was useful it must be the one of the best courses I have attended in 22 years.  Thanks for a very enjoyable and worthwhile course.  Colin Richardson, Plastering course feedback

A very enjoyable experience from start to finish.  Brian Rogers, Plastering course feedback

Great environment, excellent tuition, flexible enough to accommodate different standards and learning styles. Excellent post course support offered.  Lots of practical work which is was the only way to improve. The course required a lot of material and it was good to see it freely available.  Great course and many thanks to Howard and Donna for her help.   Roger Pearson, Plastering course feedback

Friendly atmosphere and loads of practical.  Mark Parr, Plastering course feedback

I enjoyed learning a new trade and understanding the work involved. Gaining advice from experienced tutors.  Miss Dargan, Plastering Course feedback

Good working conditions and excellent tutor. The opportunity to work outside the college was very good.  James Massey, 20 day plastering course,

Paul is a very professional and passionate instructor who always teases the best out of his students. Thank you for a very good 4 weeks.
Sergeant Darren Gale MBE, 20 day plastering course,

The course was very good.  Being able to learn in a property was the most useful part.  Robert Heaver, 20 day plastering course,

David,  I finished the five day plastering course at the Willenhall centre on the 10th of February.  Although I did complete the post course paperwork I feel that the instructor involved with the tuition deserves a pat on the back.  I am currently employed as an instructor at RAF Cosford teaching mainly theory type subjects, I realise that when a student is given a course critique it is very easy to concentrate on the negatives and forget any good things.  However, I must complement Rob Jones on a very well delivered week of instruction.   The pace of the days were such that there was plenty of time to put into practice the skills and techniques demonstrated by Rob, everyone involved in the week were at varying levels of competency, yet he was able to constantly jump around the group and advise or correct each individuals mistakes.   The demonstrations were well delivered without being too complicated and he always had an approachable manner, I have been instructing for six years now and was very impressed with the enthusiasm Rob showed towards the subject and the delivery of it.  I would appreciate it if you could relay my comments to all concerned and especially to Rob. Thanks G Owen, Sgt instructor

It is clear that feedback plays an important role in monitoring and evaluating services and I reviewed a large number of feedback questionnaires and analyses which confirmed that you collect feedback and all showed high levels of satisfaction.  Extract from Matrix Assessment Report

The course was well planned out and very interesting. I gained the skills and confidence to plaster.  Mr Coomer, Plastering Course

I feel that I have learned a valuable new skill which will help me in my own home. I will recommend this course because it has really increased my confidence and I have enjoyed myself.  Ms Beckett-Davies, Plastering Course

I am fully confident in my skills since starting from scratch – the course was well instructed and 100% hands on. It was a great course and would definitely recommend it to others and would do another course in another area e.g. bricklaying.  Mr Fairs, Plastering Course

Thought the tutor was very approachable and knowledgeable about the subject taught. Very helpful in overcoming problems and building confidence. Found the course very enjoyable and will miss it now I’ve finished.  Sheila Nunn, Plastering Course

Before the course I had no positive thought that I would be able to plaster to a ‘reasonable’ standard. I feel that I can now achieve my goal of plastering my property confidently.  Mr Cartwright, Plastering course

Good coverage of all aspects of basic plastering. I could not believe that after 5 days I can skim a wall, skim a ceiling and make good holes, to a high standard.  Mr Williamson, Plastering Course

My whole house requires plastering after completing this course, I feel very confident to plaster my house to a good standard.  Very experienced tutor who puts things across so they are easy to understand.  Whenever you have a question or need him to check anything he was always available.  Excellent course, didn’t think I would be able to plaster but now I feel very confident.  Mr Toft, Plastering course

Having 2 kitchen studios it was very valuable in fully understanding the plastering jobs we undertake on a weekly basis. I did not think at the start of the week I could get plaster on the walls, never mind plaster a room. Thank you to the tutor for a very enjoyable and informative week.  Mr Jones, Plastering Course

I learned a lot in one week – it’s amazing what you can achieve having the right help. All tools were provided with plenty of them so no need to share. You also had your own tools to take away with you. The info which the tutor told was clear and helpful. I think the course was very good in every way. The layout of the place was excellent, tutors are polite and always on hand to help. I would attend another course knowing what you achieve.  Mr Beardmore, Plastering Course

I found this course to be just what I needed to obtain these skills very helpful for my needs. The tutor never stopped teaching and advising all week – very good. I couldn’t fault this course. It is very good in my estimation. Thank you.  Mr Colclough, Plastering Course

I’m a person with low confidence and after attending grew in confidence and feel much better in myself. I will definitely recommend this course to others.  Mr Bromfield, Plastering Course

First rate course, I have learnt to plaster. Everyday was a full day of excellent content. Would definitely recommend the course, it was excellent. Well worth the money  Mr G Whittaker, Plastering Course

An excellent course that was very valuable. Very good in depth training and good teachers. I would definitely recommend it.  Mr Hallam, Plastering Course

The course has given me the confidence to tackle plastering jobs both at home and for family and friends. Learned so much in a short period of time. Pace of the course was excellent. Excellent course with a brilliant tutor throughout. Would recommend to others.  Mr Lee, Plastering Course

Cannot fault the tutor – outstanding knowledge. The course exceeded my expectations – I thought it was a gimmick on the net and in the paper but turned out to be well worth it.  Mr Jootton,  Plastering Course

Learned an unbelievable amount in 2 weeks. 2 weeks was perfect – got all the basics. Week 2 put it all together.  Mr Woolloff, Plastering Course

An invaluable course to DIY or anyone wanting go into their own business. Great course, excellent instructor.  Mr Hopkin, Plastering Course

The course was well structured and aimed at the right level for the complete novice. The time was just right and I gained a vast amount of hands on knowledge in just 5 days. I will definitely recommend this course – well planned.  Mr Hutchinson, Plastering Course

Having watched someone else doing plastering the wrong way, the course taught me how to actually properly do the job. The tutor had full knowledge and some tricks of the trade.  Mr Parkinson, Plastering Course

The course considerably increased my understanding of the subject – I’ve been doing it wrong for 30 years! I am pleased with my progression. The theory and practice come together very well.  Mr James, Plastering Course

If you wish to book onto a plastering course please contact us either via email at enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk or call 01782 837007.

Our courses are very popular and book up quickly and as we only have 10 spaces on each course the course dates below maybe full before we have time to update this website.  Therefore it is important to contact us to check availability prior to booking time off work.

Due to demand for our 10 day plastering courses we do not currently have any availability for our 5 day courses.

If we have spaces the week before a course start date we can allocate these to 5 day courses.  if you wish to be contacted should a space become available please call 01782 837007.

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5 Day Plastering Course

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Why choose one of our plastering courses

As a training centre which is accredited by City & Guilds, CITB/Cskills, BPEC, NOCN, The Tile Association, MATRIX and is registered on the National Career Service website you will be confident that you are attending a plastering course at a centre that has the learners interests at heart.  Our course are designed by experienced plasterers who have been plastering 40+ years and are still on the tools.  This ensures that you are taught the skills you need to complete work to satisfy your customers.  Reasons why we are the best choice are:

  • You will be taught by experienced tutors who are still on the tools and who have a passion for passing on their skills.
  • You will be fully supported after you have completed your plastering course so that you are confident in using your trade skills to complete work.   We have supported many people like yourself to change careers and use their new skills.
  • Our plastering courses are very intensive, very practical based and very rewarding.  You will be amazed at how much you will learn in the time you are with us and that is because Construction Skills College have been doing this for over 10 years and our tutors have many, many more years experience than this in the trades.

Our other Plastering Courses

Our 5 day plastering course is an ideal starter course and gives you the knowledge to complete small plastering jobs. The course is intensive and includes skimming walls, patch and repair work and skimming a ceiling.
Our 10 day plastering course is our most popular plastering course and includes everything from our 5 day course plus during this course you will fix plasterboards via dot and dab technique, apply plaster to an artex background and get more time to practice plastering walls. The more time you have with a trowel in your hand practicing the better you will become.
This is an ideal course for those who wish to learn the trades to complete full projects. This multi-skilled course includes 10 days training in plastering, 10 days training in wall & floor tiling and 10 days training in plumbing and heating. Other trades available are carpentry, kitchen fitting, bricklaying,Upon completion of this training you can complete each trade individually or together to complete projects such as bathroom renovations. This course can be completed in a 6 week block or split into 3 x 2 week blocks.

We are confident in your success.

We have many many years experience re-training people who are looking at learning a new skill to change careers. We have been selected for two visits from MP’s due to the work we have done retraining people facing redundancy and we have contracts with MoD, B&Q + have MATRIX accreditation and approval from a number of awarding bodies. We know what we are doing and we know what you can do

If you want to talk about finance offers to cover the cost of learning a trade please either call 01782 837007 or email enquiries@tradeteacher.co.uk  You can receive a decision within minutes of applying and you don’t start paying back until one month after you start your course