City & Guilds Level 2 Award in Plastering

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your plastering skills further.  You will also further your knowledge in Literacy and Numeracy.  In addition there is a further unit of learning - Work Skills.

Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:

  • Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.

  • Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.

  • Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.

  • Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.

  • A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.

  • Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.



Course Content and Job Skills

Course Content

  • Health and Safety Access Equipment
  • The use of a variety of hand tools
  • Develop a range of plastering techniques used and recognised throughout the Plastering Industry

Entry Requirements

Two GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above, or successful completion of the BTEC Level 1 Diploma award or successful progression from a Level 1 course are required, the candidate will also need to:

  • Demonstrate your commitment and skills in an interview.
  • Have an 85% attendance on current course or at school.
  • Behaviour and punctuality must be excellent and a reference from current course tutor or school will be required.


This course is for anyone who is interested in a career in the Plastering Industry and meets the entry requirements.


1 year, 3 days per week - 15 hours in total

Additional Information

Students must provide their own Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots).  Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.

Start date

Main enrolment takes place in August. Contact Admissions on 020 8544 4501.


For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy.

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