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Plastering — Level 1 Diploma

Construction Trades

Course ID: 163309

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • You'll take part in a weekly tutorial to enhance your leaning.
  • Gain guidance from your own personal tutor.
  • You can gain qualifications, if not already, in English, Maths and ICT.
  • Study in the College's safe and friendly learning environment.
  • You'll gain invaluable skills that will help you progress in College and eventually into work.
  • Level 1 Diploma.

What to expect from the course

The Level 1 programme for 16-18s is a great way to start your career. It enables you to develop the skills and confidence to progress in college and into work. You will develop a wide range of skills in your chosen subject area as well as gaining qualifications in English, Maths and ICT.

The course in Plastering offers you the opportunity to study a range of plastering skills, and help your progress through the other levels of training offered within plastering. You will be assessed for your English and Maths and work at the level that’s right for you.

Most people know one part of the plasterer’s work; applying wet finishes to walls, ceilings and floors. This is called solid plastering. There is also fibrous plastering, which involves making ornamental plasterwork in a workshop or on site; the kind of plasterwork you see on the ceilings of decorative buildings. As a plasterer you will need a good head for heights, good attention to detail and be a good team player.

Subjects you will study include:

• Handle and Store Resources
• Contribute to Work Relationships
• Contribute to Providing Working Platforms
• Prepare Materials for Use
• Prepare Background Surfaces to Receive Materials
• Cut Components to Required Dimensions
• English
• Maths
• Personal Social Development

You will have a personal tutor and a weekly tutorial.


CSKILLS Award Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

A gym, including treadmills and exercise bikes.
Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

On successful completion you may be able to progress onto Level 2 courses like:
• C.A.A Award Level 2 Diploma in Plastering
• C.A.A NVQ in Plastering (if employed as a plasterer)

We're here to help...

Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

You must be 16-18. You do not need to have any formal qualifications in Plastering but you will need to show that you have an interest in the area. You will need to be at Entry 3 or above in English/ESOL and maths (GCSE grades F and G).
Important Note :

All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


If you are 16-18 years old at the start of your course, studying at The City of Liverpool College is free. If you are aged between 19-23 and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, you won't have to pay any fees for this course.

Aged 19 or over and unemployed or earning less than £18,135 a year? You may also qualify to join this course for free. To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for21/22 is 1291.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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