Foundation Plastering

Start (w/c): 05/09/2022 Full Time - To be arranged (09:15 to 16:20) Ystrad Mynach

Course Information

This is a one year practical and theory course designed to give you the skills and knowledge to progress in your role within the Plastering trade.

What Will I Learn?

The course consists of units to be assessed in terms of knowledge and practical work. The units include:

Carrying out safe working practices, • Knowledge of information and quantities, • Building methods and construction, • Fixing and plastering of external insulation boards, • Cutting plasterboard to the correct dimensions/ angles for the job including areas such as windows and ceilings, • Preparing timber backgrounds and boards ready for plaster for both internal and external areas, • Preparing materials including mixing materials such as sand and cement • Looking at different mixing equipment including mixers/transformers.

You will also need to achieve Essential Skills at Level 1 in both Application of Number and Communications.

Entry Requirements

You will require 3 GCSEs at grade A*- E which must include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or successful completion of Construction Skills Entry 3 and working at Entry 3 in Literacy and Numeracy.

You will be invited to attend an interview. During this interview and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy to establish any support required.


This is achieved by completing theory assignments to produce a portfolio of evidence, on-line end of unit multi- choice questionnaires, an online exam, practical tasks and phase tests.


Coleg y Cymoedd takes every effort to ensure the information on this website is accurate at time of being live. Coleg y Cymoedd reserves the right to make changes or withdraw without notice any of the courses, course facilities or support described.

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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.


Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.

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Career Progression

  • If successful this diploma qualification will enable you to progress onto the Level 2 in Plastering or a Modern Apprenticeship, CITB Apprenticeship or employment as an apprentice Plasterer.


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