Plastering (Schedule 2) Course




5/4 days




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. 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 as you learn.

We offer the choice of two schedules for our plastering course, however both schedules include skimming/finish plaster. The most popular choice for beginner students, with no experience, would be schedule 1. Please see the FAQ section below for further details about which schedule may be best for you.

Course Content

Practical 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 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.

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Please click the button below to proceed with our online Application Form. You will be given details on the Application Form about how to make the minimum deposit payment of £150.00, or the full amount of £445.00, to secure a place on your chosen date.

Alternatively, give us a call on 020 8649 9340 to get booked in over the phone.

Have you considered adding Plastering (Schedule 2) to a multi-course package?
e.g. Plastering, Plumbing, Tiling, Advanced Tiling
Total £1,760.00 (inc VAT)
A saving of £100.00!


The Plastering Schedule 1 course is recommended for complete beginners, and Schedule 2 is recommended for people who already hold basic Plastering skills or have attended the Schedule 1 course.

Schedule 1 includes backing coats, which are 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 the wall. 

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

Steel toe-capped safety footwear is a health and safety requirement for all our courses. We stock steel-toe capped boots from size 3 to 13 (with some half sizes), which can be purchased on the first morning of your course for just £20.00. You should wear suitable comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting dirty.

We provide all relevant tools and materials that are required for the duration of your course.

Changing facilities for men and women are available on-site. For a £5.00 deposit you can get a padlock to a locker for any small valuables you may wish to bring along.

You are welcome to bring your own food to eat in our canteen. Alternatively, we sell a small selection of hot and cold drinks and snacks, or you could purchase food from one of the local supermarkets/shops/cafes/restaurants within just a few minutes’ walk.

You will need to be aged at least 18 years or older and deemed fit and healthy to complete physical work. This Schedule 2 course is designed for people that have some experience with plastering or have already attended the Schedule 1 course.

Over the years, we have had students attend the course for many reasons, the most popular of which would be to expand their current professional services, start a whole new career or to just pick up a new skill for DIY. These are not just skills for one project, these are skills for life!

Many of our courses are run over 5 days (Monday to Friday) with hours of 9am until approximately 4pm, alternatively the same course can be attended over 2 consecutive weekends with longer hours of 8.30am until approximately 5pm. 

The content of the course is the same and, once break times have been accounted for, the hours are also the same. It is also the case that it is usually the same tutor! Rest assured you will not miss anything by attending the course over 4 days rather than 5.

You will be awarded a Builder Training Centres Limited Certificate of Continuous Professional Development after full completion of the course. The Certificate will include your name, the dates you attended, and on the reverse we list all the areas you have covered throughout your course.

Course notes will be provided during your course. These will summarise most of the topics covered with some diagrams and pictures also included, however, you may choose to bring along a notepad and pen to take additional notes.

As we are located within Waddon Train Station Buildings, we do not have any parking on-site. That said, there are plenty of residential roads in the surrounding area that have free unrestricted parking, within just a few minutes’ walk. If attending on Sunday, you can park in the marked red boxes in Epsom Road where our Centre at Waddon Station is situated and in Stafford Road where our Electrical Centre is situated (a minute’s walk away) all day free of charge.

Please email if you would like any further information or instructions.


Our training facility is located at the following address:
Waddon Station Buildings, 160 Epsom Road, Croydon, CR0 4UP

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"Great. I attended 15 years ago and used the plastering skills for a good few years. Having lost confidence I decided to return for a refresher, which has proved very worthwhile – lots of great, really useful skills, tips and tricks."
Richard Taylor
"Absolutely loved the course. I never felt intimidated or judged as I think some women might have that idea before coming. Everyone is so lovely, friendly and professional. Neal was brilliant and helped me so much. I learnt loads! Thank you."
Anousha Misthry
"The centre, facilities and staff are fantastic. Justin really broke down the foundations, basics and steps of plastering from the beginning. Staff are always open to questions and cater for all abilities from experienced trades people to DIY-er’s. A really thoroughly enjoyable and useful course. Boosts your confidence massively."
Jonny Clapham