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Intensive Plastering

This Intensive Plastering course is perfect if you are looking to enter the trade with little to no experience. Become knowledgeable and practicaly capable in no time at all.

Intensive Plastering Course

This course is ideal for

  • Beginners
  • Home renovators
  • Diy projects
  • Tradespeople looking to save plastering costs & gain basic knowledge
  • People looking for a taster experience before fully embarking on a career in plastering

Course description

Designed to introduce you to the plastering trade and teach you all of the basic skills through our hands-on training.  You will gain experience in all aspects of plastering to prepare you for every kind of job that you take on.  For those who wish to be trained with the necessary knowledge to be able to complete basic work & DIY projects or to make their first steps into the trade, this course is for you.

Once you have completed this course you will have gained all of the skills required for you to: dryline, render, cut & fix plasterboards, mix & apply finish coat plaster, apply undercoats and much more!

Unlock the art and science of plastering with CBWA's Intensive Plastering Training. This comprehensive course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the dynamic field of plastering. Our program combines hands-on training with theoretical understanding, ensuring that you graduate ready to meet industry demands.

Learn from seasoned professionals who bring real-world experience to the classroom, providing you with insights into the latest techniques and best practices. Whether you're a beginner looking to start a rewarding career or a seasoned professional aiming to enhance your skills, our Intensive Plastering Training is tailored to meet your needs.

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Course Content

You will learn the secrets of those tools, and how to use them whilst training with us

We will show you how to measure and cut plasterboards safely and accurately, demonstrating several different methods, and how to fix plasterboards securely

Your tutor will demonstrate each stage and give you plenty of time to practice this aspect of the course

Your tutor will demonstrate how to apply and rule off your second coat, you will practice using a featheredge to achieve a truly flat & plumb finish

You will learn how to apply adhesive to industry standards and how to fix boards flat and plumb

The mixing process will be fully explained, and you will have the chance to practice & perfect your mixing

You will be shown how to apply finish coat plaster and your tutor will explain the process that will enable you to achieve a flat smooth finish

Usually completed at the end of the course, you will learn how to repair holes in damaged plasterboard and patch plaster

Schedule & Duration:

  • 5 days in a single week 9:00am – 4:30pm (breaks included)
  • 2 consecutive weekends 8:30am – 5:30pm (breaks included)

Equipment & Facilities

We provide you with your own plastering work area & equipment (materials & tools included except safety boots which you need)

You will have access to:

  • Kitchen facilities (fridge, microwave etc.)
  • Free tea & coffee
  • On-site vending machines
  • Parking

We are located in CV7 9NH, just off the M6 motorway and close to several food places and hotels nearby.



*To book any of our courses, all we require is a £100.00 deposit 

*Available for our short Trade Courses, we offer a £25.00 discount for each additional course, but only if booked together at the same time

For any additional information submit an inquiry through our system here , or call us at 02476 363 663 or email us at [email protected]

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What do we offer?

A course to introduce you to the plastering trade and teach you all the basic skills through hands-on plastering training.  In our approved training centre you will gain experience in all aspects of plastering and rendering, ensuring you can start and finish plastering work the correct way, without paying a significant amount of money to a plastering tradesmen. This course will teach you the basic techniques but in order to become a plasterer, experience is needed.  We encourage students to start off by skimming small single walls before trying to take on big areas. 

As training providers, the most important thing for us is that, by the end of the course, we will have built your confidence to start doing your own work.  Here at CBWA we employ only the best tutors: friendly, time-served & professional tradespeople who have decades of trade experience. Therefore our tutors have up to date industry knowledge and lots of experience in training people. 

The course has a maximum of 10 students at a time so that each student gets enough guidance and tuition from our tutors and therefore you will complete the course with all of the required knowledge and understanding.  It allows you to ask questions on your mind and get plenty of one-to-one instruction throughout the course. 

With your personal work area and guidance from our tutors you will learn the key plastering techniques and all of the fundamental basic knowledge to enable you to gain a professional, high-end finish to each and every one of your plastering works. 

Hands-On Learning: Immerse yourself in practical, hands-on training that simulates real-world plastering scenarios. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide the perfect environment to hone your skills under the guidance of expert instructors.

Comprehensive Curriculum: Master the fundamentals of plastering, including surface preparation, application techniques, and finishing touches. Explore advanced topics such as decorative plastering, mould-making, and restoration to broaden your expertise.

Industry-Driven Instruction: Benefit from instructors with extensive industry experience who bring the latest trends and techniques to the classroom. Learn not just how to plaster but also gain insights into industry standards and best practices.

Certification: Earn a recognised certification upon completion, validating your skills and increasing your marketability in the competitive construction and building industry.

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Detailed Course Content

1. This course commences with drylining, a method used by plasterers to prepare ceiling and walls using plasterboards. We will teach you two aspects of drylining:

Fixing plasterboards to ceilings and walls using mechanical fixings (clout nails)

Fixing plasterboards to a masonry background using plasterboard adhesive (dotting & dabbing)

2. You will be taught how to cut and fix finish coat beads around a window and then move onto fixing scrim tape onto the plasterboard joints

3. We will show you how to mix and then apply finish coat plaster onto the ceiling and walls that you have boarded

4. You will learn how to apply external plaster (render), a process which will be demonstrated by your tutor and completed in the following stages:

5. How to fix beading and apply the 1st scratch coat

6. Beading allows you to have a fixed edge to render up to, while the scratch coat is the 1st of two render coats (its main aim being to provide coverage, help flatten the wall and provide a key for the next coat to adhere to)

7. How to rub up the 2nd scratch coat (known as the float coat) using a plastic or wooden float to give it the desired look

Each stage of these processes will first be demonstrated by your tutor, and then you will be free to practice on your walls and ceiling. 

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What happens after?

Upon completion of the course you will receive an in-house certificate of achievement from our approved training centre. 

If you choose to pursue a career path in plastering following your course, you will need a CSCS card to have access and work on a building site. To obtain a CSCS card, you must pass the Health & Safety CSCS test. For CSCS card training, and Health & Safety courses for CSCS, feel free to check out our 1 day Site Safety Course with a Test . However, for pursuing a career in plastering, we would instead recommend our Level 2 Plastering Course, which goes in depth to the theoretical side of plastering and gives you a more in depth knowledge of the trade and also a lot more practical experience in every aspect of the industry. 

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Additional Information

Admission Requirements: Discover the prerequisites for enrolment, ensuring that you are well-prepared for the intensity of the program.

Facilities: Explore our cutting-edge training facilities equipped with the latest tools and materials, creating an immersive learning environment.

Enrolment Process: Navigate the enrolment process seamlessly with our user-friendly system. Learn about fees, payment plans, and any available financial aid options.

Embark on your journey to becoming a skilled plastering professional. Enrol now in CBWA's Intensive Plastering Training and elevate your career prospects with industry-leading education.

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