Weekday and Weekend Skimming Courses

5 day/splitter weekend practical hands-on Skimming Course / Finish Plastering Course aimed at students who have little or no experience, or those that have already attended our 5 day / splitter weekend Foundation Plastering Course who wish to gain extended skimming practice within a larger area. 

Students will be working in their own bays, with a maximum of 6 students on the course.  This short practical course is ideal for those who are looking to learn the skill of skimming existing walls and ceilings. The course will teach you the art of timing and include obstacles such as sockets, switches etc ensuring that you gain those finer skills. 

This skimming course is ideal for builders, those already in the trade looking to increase their confidence, DIY enthusiasts and those looking for a new career as a skimmer.

‘Attention to detail ironed out any weakness and strengthened the philosophy of approach’


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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Skimming Courses, which can be attended as a 5 day weekday course (Monday to Friday) or over 2 consecutive weekends with extended hours. Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer. This short course is intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.


Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Skimming Course by clicking here


You will get dirty so you should bring working clothes. We have changing room facilities for men and women! You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your Skimming Training Course whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course. These can be purchased from reception on your first morning for £20 if required.

Tasks will include:

  • Health and safety and understanding of tools, equipment and materials
  • Measuring, cutting and fixing plasterboard to walls and ceiling
  • Dot and dab to back wall
  • Cutting and fixing of skim beads
  • Skim walls with finish plaster
  • Skimming around obstacles such as sockets, switches, light fittings, etc

To discuss your requirements, or if you require additional training in any other areas of plastering which are not listed, please contact a member of The BTC team.

After completing the Training Course you will receive a Builder Training Centre Certificate of Continuous Professional Development.

Skimming / Finish Plastering


Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Monday-Friday £150 £400 (Students that have attended our Foundation Plastering Course - £375) 9.00am - 4.00pm
Splitter (over 2 consecutive weekends) £150 £400 (Students that have attended our Foundation Plastering Course - £375) 8.30am - 5.00pm

Full payment or a deposit of £150 is required to book a Skimming Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course, including the first morning.

 Add Skimming to a multi course package

(Plastering, Skimming, Tiling, Advanced Tiling)

Total £1,500.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £100.00!

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You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome. Why not come and meet our plastering/skimming instructors and speak to our plastering/skimming students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to learn skimming with The Builder Training Centre.

Why not give Elaine, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0800 389 2775 or 0208 649 9340

Or send an enquiry by clicking here

To apply for a course by sending an on-line application form click here

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We are a totally independent company trading as Builder Training Centres Ltd

All our skimming courses are held at our training centre in Surrey, Greater London