Course Category

Level 2 Plastering

This City and Guilds level 2 industry recognised plastering qualification is specifically designed for students.


This course is ideal for

  • Beginners
  • Students looking for a career change
  • Home renovators looking to take on all of the plastering
  • Trades people looking to save plastering costs & become multi-skilled

Course description

 This City & Guilds Level 2 industry recognised plastering qualification is specifically designed for beginners looking to gain a qualification to enter the construction industry as a plasterer. The course encompasses the knowledge & skills required to work as a plasterer or set up your own business.
The course will also grant you the technical skill & knowledge needed to further apply for a NVQ Level 2 once you are working on site and gained site experience, after which you can apply for a blue CSCS card. 
Once you have registered for your course and paid your deposit, you will then be given access to our virtual learning platform (SmartScreen) within 48 hours. Following this an invoice will be generated for you. 

The initial date you book online will be for your practical module. This course can be completed in two week blocks. The dates for the blocks can be booked throughout the year to give you as much flexibilty as possible.

Welcome to CBWA's Level 2 Plastering Courses – the gateway to excellence in construction training. Our comprehensive program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed for a successful career in plastering. Whether you're a beginner looking to start your journey in construction or a professional aiming to enhance your expertise, our Level 2 Plastering Courses cater to all skill levels.

Our experienced instructors, state-of-the-art facilities, and industry-recognised curriculum ensure that you receive top-notch training. Explore the world of plastering with CBWA and pave the way for a rewarding career in the construction industry.

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Course Content

Schedule & Duration:

  • 8 weeks Monday – Friday (9:00am – 4:30pm, breaks included)
  • 21 consecutive weekends (8:30am – 5:30pm, breaks included)

For this course, we usually have theory lessons in the morning, and practical work in the afternoons.

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:

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 achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (6708-23), learners must complete the following units: 201, 202, 221, 222, 223 and 224.

Units 201 and 202 are theory-based units, and will take approximately two weeks of study time (with extra time allocated for home study and exam preparation).  These two units are a fundamental part of this qualification, and must be completed and passed prior to certification.

*Units 201 and 202 are also completed for our Level 2 Bricklaying course and do not have to be redone if you wish to pursue that as well with us. 

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*Can either be paid in full or interest free instalments during the duration of the course.

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

If you would like to read more about the course, feel free to browse the readily available information provided on the City & Guilds website, more specifically the following:

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

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What do we offer?

Our course is a City & Guilds Level 2 qualification and is benchmarked at the same level as a GCSE A-C grade. The course is approximately 25% classroom-based and 75% practical, and also includes a certain amount of home study that takes approximately two hours per week.

As training providers, the most important thing for us is that by the end of the course we will have built your confidence and you have the ability to take on any plastering projects. Here at CBWA we employ only the best tutors: friendly & professional tradespeople who have decades of trade experience. Therefore our tutors have up to date industry knowledge and lots of experience in training people.

This course has a maximum of 10 students at a time so that each student gets enough guidance and tuition from our tutors, ensuring you 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 tuition throughout the course.

On this course we use the latest products from British Gypsum, Knauf such as board finish, multi finish, drywall adhesive whilst on our course you are trained using tools manufactured by Ox, Refina, Marshall Town. 

Hands-On Learning: Our Level 2 Plastering Courses emphasise practical, hands-on experience. You'll have access to modern workshops equipped with the latest tools and materials, allowing you to hone your plastering skills under the guidance of industry experts.

Industry-Recognised Qualifications: CBWA is committed to providing training that meets industry standards. Upon successful completion of our Level 2 Plastering Courses, you will receive nationally recognised qualifications that enhance your employability and open doors to various career opportunities.

Personalised Guidance: Our experienced instructors are dedicated to your success. Benefit from personalised guidance, feedback, and support throughout the course, ensuring you have the confidence and competence to excel in the field of plastering.

Real-World Application: We believe in preparing our students for the real-world challenges of the construction industry. Our Level 2 Plastering Courses integrate practical projects and case studies, allowing you to apply your knowledge in a realistic work environment.

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All Units are assessed against the City & Guilds criteria, and proceed as follows:

Six practical exams, which include: internal plastering, drylining, floor screeding and external rendering

Six theory exams
completed online in our IT suite => these exams are externally graded against the City & Guild criteria. All exams are multi-choice, with one question and four possible answers provided. We have mock paper tests available to students, and these are taken and the answers discussed before students take the actual exam

You will be expected to spend approximately 2 hours per week doing home study in order to complete your portfolio that allows you to meet the City & Guilds guided learning hours for this qualification. While not mandatory we also recommend that you purchase the City & Guilds Level 2 Plastering book that is designed to deliver the knowledge required for this Level 2 course.

All of the above modules will be carried out here at our purpose built dedicated training centre where we have various simulated training bays for you to carry out your practical assignments and our own computer suite linked to City and Guilds for you to take all of your online tests.

Units 201 and 202 are assessed by an online exam set by City & Guilds. 

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What comes after?

Upon completion, this City & Guilds Level 2 industry recognised course will grant you an extremely wide and complete understanding of the skills and knowledge required on how to start working as a plasterer, as the course is specifically designed for students with little to no experience.  Most students leave this course and go on site to get experience working alongside a team of plasterers and gain site experience.  In order to do this you must get a CSCS card, you will start off with a green card and need to then gain site experience and pass your NVQ2 before applying for a blue card.

To obtain a CSCS card, you must pass the Health & Safety CSCS test. Check out our 1 day Site Safety Course with a Test included.

If you do not wish to pursue a career in plastering, or if the theoretical side of this course is not for you but you still wish to learn plastering for your DIY projects or home renovations, we recommend our Intensive Plastering Course, which covers the most important techniques of the basic practical skills needed to complete plastering works. 

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Additional Information

Our Level 2 Plastering Courses cover a diverse range of topics to ensure a well-rounded education. Additional information about the course content includes:

Fundamentals of Plastering: Master the foundational techniques of plastering, including surface preparation, mixing plaster, and application methods.

Specialised Plastering Techniques: Explore advanced plastering techniques such as decorative finishes, mouldings, and textured surfaces to broaden your skill set.

Health and Safety: Understand the importance of safety in the construction industry. Our courses emphasise best practices to create a secure working environment.

Tools and Equipment Usage: Gain proficiency in handling the latest tools and equipment used in the plastering trade. Hands-on experience with industry-standard tools ensures you are workplace-ready.

Project-Based Learning: Apply your knowledge to real-world projects, developing problem-solving skills and enhancing your ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Enrol in CBWA's Level 2 Plastering Courses and embark on a journey towards excellence in construction training. Gain the skills, knowledge, and qualifications needed for a successful and fulfilling career in the dynamic field of plastering.

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