Diploma Level 3 in Plastering

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About the course

Our accredited Vocational courses cover the full spectrum of trades and run for 2 days over a full academic year. All prospective candidates will be subject to interview and assessment of their academic ability and will be expected to be keen and committed to pursuing a career in their chosen trade. All our level 1 & 2 courses are suitable for those who have little to no prior knowledge of the trade but think they might wish to pursue a career in that field. Purchase of appropriate protective clothing and industry safety footwear is a requirement of the course.

Note: All Level 3 courses are supported by ‘Advanced Learning Loan’.

CITB/Cskills Level 3 Diploma in Plastering

The Level 3 Diploma in Plastering qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can progress to further training.

This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.

The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Technical information, quantities and communication
  • Construction Industry and built environment

The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:

  • Prepare and run in-situ moulds
  • Produce complex components from moulds
  • Install complex fibrous plaster components
  • Produce complex moulds for fibrous plaster and cement casting

Entry Requirements
As a guide learners should ideally be working at GCSE  in Maths and English grades A-D or at level 2. All learners must undertake an Initial assessment as part of the interview process and will have already achieved at least a level 2 CITB course. To complete the full qualification it is necessary to achieve 90% attendance.

38 Weeks, 12hrs/week


Costs and Payment Terms
All learners pay a none refundable administration fee of £10 regardless of status. The course fee is £4,950.00 or if aged 19 or over then free through ‘Advanced Learning loan’ (we help you with this) this loan is not repayable until in employment  and earning £21k or more and then at payments of £9.00 per month.

Fee Waiver
Tuition is free* for learners aged 16-18 and for adults in receipt of eligible means tested benefits, provided that the satisfactory documentary evidence is provided from the job centre, dated one month within the enrolment date, except for the £10 administration charge.

If you are looking to enrol on a level 3 course and you possess less than 5 GCSE grades (A-C) and hold no other full level 3 qualification, you may be entitled to full fee remission. For those not eligible for free tuition (details upon request) our fees are very competitive and we offer a flexible instalment plan.

Assessment and Achievement
A variety of methods will be used, which may include multiple choice tests, and your building a portfolio of coursework. All elements must be successfully achieved in order to gain full certification.


  • Level 4 Diploma any college course
  • Employment
  • Starting up of a business – Self employed


Start date Location / delivery
No fixed date Nottingham Campus

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