Weekday or Weekend Plastering Courses

Our 5 day (or weekend splitter) Foundation Plastering Courses at The Builder Training Centre are very practical and ‘hands-on’ courses, and are ideal for beginners looking to learn plastering/skimming for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their plastering skills or those looking for a new career as a plasterer.

“Excellent facilities and instruction. Very well structured course and amazed by what could be fitted in to five days.”

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Plastering Courses, which can be attended as a 5 day course during the week (Monday to Friday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends).  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.

The course will be hands-on from day one and you will be amazed at what you can learn within a short period of time. Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Plastering Courses 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 Plastering 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.  You can purchase these from reception on your first morning for £20 if required.

Full instruction will be provided in the use of plastering tools, and a wide selection of tools will be available for purchase from reception at any time during or after your course.

These practical hands-on Foundation Plastering Courses are ideal for those with little or no experience. Students will be working in bays with a window opening and a mock up chimney breast.

During this weekday or weekend course you will learn the correct use of plastering tools as well as learning about the different types of plastering materials. For the duration of these courses our instructor will be on hand to help you master the art of applying finish plaster as well as offering tips of the trade and answering any questions you may have on personal projects.

We offer the choice of two schedules for our plastering course. Both schedules include skimming/finish plaster.

Schedule 1 includes backing coats, which is used to prepare your walls ready to accept finish plaster, whereas Schedule 2 includes forming a rolled ceiling, which is the art of making a smooth curve from the ceiling to wall. Both schedules are the same in every other aspect and you do not need any previous plastering experience to complete either schedule.

It is recommended that if you are looking at carrying out plastering as a trade or you have extensive personal projects to complete, then Schedule 1 may be the better option for you.

If you are looking at skimming over existing walls that are ready to accept finish plaster, have some plastering experience or have already completed our Schedule 1 plastering course, then Schedule 2 may be the preferred option.

Schedule 1 – Plastering – including Backing Coats:

  • Health and safety and understanding of tools, equipment and materials
  • Measuring, cutting and fixing plasterboard to walls and ceiling
  • Dot and Dab to plasterboard
  • Cutting and fixing of various types of bead
  • Forming external corners and window reveals
  • Applying bonding coat
  • Skim ceiling and walls with finish plaster
  • Patching broken areas with an invisible repair
  • A demonstration of how to apply sand and cement as a backing coat and external render.

Schedule 2 Plastering – including Forming and Skimming Rolled/Curved Ceilings:

  • Health and safety and understanding of tools, equipment and materials
  • Measuring, cutting and fixing plasterboard to walls and ceiling
  • Dot and Dab to plasterboard
  • Cutting and fixing of skim beads
  • Forming a rolled ceiling
  • Skim ceiling and walls with finish plaster
  • Skim Rolled Ceiling
  • Patching broken areas with an invisible repair
  • A demonstration of how to apply sand and cement as a backing coat and external render.

On completion of this course you will have a good knowledge of the practical skills of plastering.

Fact sheets will be supplied on our Plastering Courses, so there is no need for too many notes!

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

Foundation Plastering Course

Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Mon - Fri £150 £445 9.00am - 4.00pm
Splitter (over two consecutive weekends) £150 £445 8.30am - 5.00pm

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

Add Plastering to a multi course package 

(Plastering, Plumbing, Tiling, Advanced Tiling)

Total £1,760.00 (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 instructors and speak to our plastering 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 plastering with The Builder Training Centre.

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

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

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