What Plastering Courses Are Available, How Much Do They Cost And How Long Do They TakeAspiring plasterers have a promising career in plastering because there is a constant requirement for plasterers in the housing industry as well as for any other building construction. Plastering is one of the oldest professions and will remain in demand in the times to come. So if you are planning to take up plastering as a career, how do you go about it? There are several types of plastering courses available and you can choose one depending on your interest. You can choose from short-term or long-term plastering courses.
Course#1: DIY Plastering Course
Duration: 5 Days
This plastering course will cover different aspects of Plastering and help you to tackle everyday or normal plastering requirements. It will help you to work on DIY projects and build a strong base for a career in plastering as well as for an advanced plastering course.
All plastering courses will offer hands-on training on using different plastering tools like hawk, plastering floating trowel, hammer, Gauging Trowel, Steel Floating Trowel, Saw etc.
Course#2: Intensive and Advanced training Courses combined
Duration: 5 Days
This is a 10-day course and you will learn the basics of plastering so that it will help you to move to an advanced level of plastering, which will help you to master the various plastering techniques. This plastering course is perfect for aspiring plasterers who want to pursue a career in the plastering industry. Another salient point of this course is that it will also help you with the capabilities to take on different types of plastering projects for your home.
As a part of the plastering course, you will learn to skim walls and ceilings, repair damaged plaster, learn to use the internal angle trowel technique, and finally learn the best way to plaster around any wall socket or ceiling rose. The course will also teach you to line walls using plasterboard.
Course#3: City & Guilds Plastering Course
Duration: 10 Days
The City & Guilds Plastering Course constitutes plastering training as well as assessments. It is perfect for aspiring plasterers who are want a comprehensive understanding of various plastering skills and the different types of plastering work. The training for this course will be provided by City & Guilds approved Plastering Instructors. You will learn about the basics of plastering and using tools effectively in the first 5 days of the course. You will have to opt for 2 City & Guilds accredited units as a part of the course requirement. There are 7 mandatory units in the course and this includes:
- Apply a floating coat to wall and attached pier
- Apply a floating coat to a square or rectangular column
- Apply and finishing the setting coat to a floored wall and attached pier
- Apply a floating finishing coat to a square or rectangular column
- Boarding and setting a ceiling in one coat
- Repairing a patch in a plastered wall
- Scrim and skim finish with plaster
Course#4: City & Guilds Plastering Qualification
Duration: 6 Weeks
This plastering course offers 6 weeks of plastering training. If you don't have any experience in plastering, this course will help in making you a competent plasterer. You will be able to create a portfolio of all your plastering work from the practical training. This course is aimed at building your plastering skills. As a part of the course, you will need to opt for 7 mandatory units and 2 optional units and successful completion will lead to plastering qualification.
Course#5: City & Guilds Plastering Qualification- incorporating some NVQ units
Duration: 6 Weeks
Course#6: City & Guilds Plastering Qualification- incorporating all NVQ units
Duration: 8 Weeks
These two plastering course will lead to a City & Guilds qualification and this will be followed by NVQ achievement training. You will not be able to earn NVQ's (National Vocational Qualification) within your training facility as they can be gained only by working within the plastering industry. These two courses are meant to provide you with 6-8 weeks of intensive training that will get you into the plastering industry.
Some of the other optional plastering courses include:
Course#7: Patch Plastering Course
Course#8: Coving Course
Course#9: Dry Lining for NVQ Assessment
Course#10: Metal Stud Partitioning
Course#11: City & Guilds Unit Accreditation in plaster rendering
Course#12: City & Guilds Unit Accreditation in Plastering
Course#13: Plastering Construction Diploma
Duration: 2 Weeks
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