Plastering (fast-track), Diploma | Weston College

Plastering (fast-track), Diploma

On this fast-track course you’ll get an introduction to plastering.

At Weston College, you’ll benefit from our proven hands-on plastering courses, which have seen many of our former Plastering students progress on to gain employment in the construction industry.

Plastering skills are handy to have. Whether you want to learn the skills you’ll need to complete plastering work at your home or start a career as a plasterer, this course is the perfect introduction to plastering.

Qualified plasterers are in high demand, so there are plenty of job opportunities out there for skilled plasterers. The average salary for a qualified plasterer is over £25,000 and many plasterers use their skills outside of working hours to make extra money.

You will learn about:

  • Preparing background surfaces and plaster materials
  • Applying plaster materials to internal backgrounds
  • Forming sand and cement screeds
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Construction technology
  • Technical information, quantities and effective communication with others.

After you complete this course you can expect to be able to complete your own simple plastering projects. You’ll also be able to apply for jobs such as a plasterer’s mate, or progress on to a more-advanced plastering or construction qualification such as the Plastering Diploma at Level 2.

At Weston College, you can expect to study alongside like-minded people in one of the top-performing colleges in the country.

Plus, as a Weston College plastering student, you’ll be studying in our award-winning construction and building services centre, where you’ll get the opportunity to learn through practical sessions.

It’s best to apply for our plastering course as soon as you can because applying is the only way to reserve your place. You can apply online in a matter of minutes or by filling in the paper form in reception. Applying for a course at Weston College isn’t a binding decision and if you change your mind you can withdraw your application or change your course at a later date.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs, however you must wear suitable footwear.

Entry Requirements

just an interest in plastering and or the wider construction industry

Course Level

Level 1

Category & Subject Area

Construction Courses for adults

Financial Information

Most people qualify for FREE tuition and material fees due to discounts we offer. Click on the icon(s) below to find out what you’ll need to pay.


Supported Fee: £1,292.00 ?

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Occupations related to Plastering (fast-track), Diploma



Plasterers apply plaster and cement mixtures to walls and ceilings, fix fibrous sheets and cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to the interior or exterior of buildings.

Average annual earnings: £23,400
Employment in region: 432 positions

What Our Students Say

Kevin, Plastering, Diploma Level 1

“I’ve always struggled academically and suffered a number of problems after leaving the army, so it was a huge achievement for me to gain this qualification. Weston College has helped me move on and I can’t thank the staff enough.”

Kevin chose to retrain after leaving the army and being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. He says the support and guidance of staff has helped turn his life around and allowed him to start his own plastering business – Getting Plastered – which also raises money for injured army personnel.

What next? Kevin is now working towards the Level 2 Plastering Diploma at Weston College, while continuing to build his business.

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