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Programme Description

This Level 2 diploma develops rendering and finishing plastering skills along with direct bond dry lining systems and sand/cement screeds. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in plastering. You will complete a variety of plastering related tasks that are undertaken in industry and safely use various hand and power tools. Principals of building construction, information and communication unit will also provide you with an introduction to construction technology.

At a Glance

  Full Time

  1 year

  Ammanford Campus

Programme Features

This course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of students enabling them to work in the industry in their chosen craft. It has been specifically developed for delivery in a training environment using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual. The course is delivered by highly qualified and experienced staff using modern facilities. As part of the programme learners will also complete Essential or Basic skills. Opportunities will also be provided for GCSEs in Welsh, English and Mathematics and for welsh language development.

Programme Content

Each unit comprises of two parts that cover subject knowledge and practical skills:

  • Health and Safety and welfare in construction

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

  • Apply plastering materials to interiors

  • Fix dry lining and plasterboard to interiors

  • Laying sand and cement screeds

  • Applying plasterboard materials to external backgrounds

  • Produce reverse moulds for fibrous work

  • Casting and fixing fibrous plasterwork

This course also includes Essential Skills Qualifications delivery. 

Progression & Employment

Progression opportunities include apprenticeships or other full-time construction related qualifications that will provide further development and understanding of trades within the construction industry.

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and  practical skills tests. 

Entry Requirements

Formal interview and ideally students will have completed a L1 diploma in Plastering and have good levels of literacy and numeracy.  Consideration will also be given to mature students subject to formal interview. Applicants should have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to source and purchase their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which comprises safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and Hi- Vis.

All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £25 prior to enrolment.

You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.