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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.


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.


Course Content

UNIT 201 – Health & Safety
Learning Outcomes

1. Health and Safety regulations, roles and responsibilities

2. Accident and emergency evacuation procedures and documentation

3. How to identify hazards in the workplace

4. Health and welfare in the workplace

5. How to handle materials and equipment safely

6. How to work with electrical equipment in the workplace

7. Personal protective equipment (PPE) in the workplace

8. The cause of fire and fire emergency procedures

UNIT 202 – Principles of Construction
Learning Outcomes

1. How to use types of building information

2. The construction of building foundations

3. The construction of internal and external walls

4. The construction of floors and floor calculations

5. Communication in the workplace

6. Environmental considerations in construction

UNIT 221 – Internal Plastering
Learning Outcomes

1. How to interpret information for interior work

2. Interpret information using drawing and specifications

3. Understand and be able to select tools and materials for interior work

4. How to apply 1, 2, 3 coat work to walls and ceilings. This includes using undercoat and finish coat plaster

5. Mixing plaster, estimating materials, fixing angle beads, and applying finish coat plaster

UNIT 222 – Drylining
Learning Outcomes

1. How to interpret information for interior work

2. Interpret information using drawing and specifications for fixing drylining materials

3. Be able to select tools and materials for drylining work

4. How to fix plasterboards to wall and ceiling using both mechanical fixing and direct bond (dot and dab)

UNIT 223 – Floor Screeding
Learning Outcomes

1. How to interpret information for floor screeding work

2. Interpret information using drawing and specifications for floor screeding materials

3. Be able to select tools and materials for floor screeding

4. Lay both flat and sloping floor screeds

UNIT 224 – External Plastering
Learning Outcomes

1. How to interpret information for interior work

2. Interpret information using drawing and specifications for external plastering materials

3. Be able to select tools and materials for external plastering



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.

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.

Schedule & Duration

Your choice between:

  • 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:

✔ 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.



Price includes VAT.

*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 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:

Course Information

Practical Task Manual

Qualification Handbook


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

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