Plastering Diploma

Plastering Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: BUFAA052CCF0
Course Level: Level 1

Where will this course lead?

The Level 1 Diploma is the natural progression from the Multi Craft. You will learn vital Plastering skills from experts in the sector and will be taught how to understand working drawings, types of structures, use of different plastering materials as well as how to conduct yourself and others on building sites. This unit is a foundation for the Diploma level 2 course.

What will I study?

The main topics covered within this qualification are:

-Up to date Health & Safety requirements essential for working on a building site, including an exam 201.
-Types of plastering materials, application techniques and different backgrounds.
-Render/ board and skim application
-Understand working drawings

The course also offers a basic understanding of:

-Roof construction traditional and modern
-Foundation construction
-Flooring construction methods used
-Timber-frame construction

How will this course be delivered?

Half of this course involves practical plastering assignments in the workshop whilst developing your underpinning knowledge in the classroom with ongoing support from your tutor.

What qualifications will I get?

Diplomal level 1 in Plastering (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all practical and theory assessments, and pass two multi choice on-line tests. All assessments are carried out by qualified assessors to the awarding body requirements.

How do I get a place on the course?

Complete an application form collected from any Solihull College campus. If successful, places are offered after an interview and an assessment of your Maths and English which is carried out at the Construction Centre at the Woodlands campus

What are the entry requirements?

Completion of multi craft course along with suitable reference and interview.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothing to wear in the workshop.

Course reference book- Plastering level 1 Diploma covers all you learning requirements printed by Nelson Thornes.

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a level 2 Functional skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully pass this course you can apply to progress on to the NVQ or Diploma 2.

Learners who have a proven high standard of attendance and demonstrated a positive attitude can be recommended for any available apprenticeships.


Solihull College, Auckland Drive, Smith's Wood, Solihull, B36 0NF Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Woodlands Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds