Course summary
Length: 2 days
Price: 275 GBP
Study Pace: Full time
Location: Essex
Next available date: Every other weekend. Enquire for dates and details - Essex

Course Description

Plastering Weekend Course

Plastering Weekend Course - Saturdays and Sundays for Builders and DIY enthusiasts in Essex

This intensive Weekend Plastering Course covers a wide range of hands-on plastering techniques, including:

  • Plastering Ceilings
  • Plastering Walls
  • Repairs
  • Dot and Dab

Suitable for any person wishing to learn, these practical training lessons in plastering can be used for for DIY purposes or for more advanced jobs. Goldtrowel's Training Centre of Excellence offers all the scenarios of most domestic dwellings, giving you the professional level skills and confidence you need, whatever your goals may be.

With endless meterage to take advantage of, participants will leave the course amazed with the results they are able to achieve in just two days of intensive plastering training.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is ideal for builders and DIY enthusiasts or for those already in the trade who need to get their confidence prior to tackling those bigger areas.

It is also ideal for painters, bricklayers and other construction professionals looking to advance their careers.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On successfully completing the course students will be awarded a Certificate with the relevant units achieved.

Training Course Content

This course is designed to cover the following areas:

Saturday: Practical

  • Health & Safety Induction
  • In depth discussion and demonstration of plasterboarding ceilings and overboarding existing ceilings including plasterboarding round RSJs
  • You will then plasterboard your Ceiling in your allocated room
  • Learn how to cut and fix Plasterboards correctly then scrim tape the joins
  • Cut and fix angle beads to windows and returns
  • Demonstration and then you will apply 2 coat skim finish (Plaster) to your own ceiling using the correct method and following the procedure for cutting back etc...

Sunday: Practical

  • Demonstration of Scrapeback and cut back prior to skimming (applying finish plaster)
  • Demonstrations of skimming window walls, reveals, piers, columns, flat walls
  • Apply 2 coat finish plaster (skim) to all walls flat and smooth using the correct procedure from your starting point
  • You will then change rooms and carry out repairs to ceilings and walls
  • Learn how to apply Direct Bond (dot and dab) correctly using  gypsum guidelines
  • In the afternoon you will have a discussion about pricing work, types of plasters, different backgrounds etc.


The cost of this course is £275.00 per participant, which includes VAT.

Provider: Goldtrowel Plastering and Venetian Marble Plastering Courses

Goldtrowel Plastering - The UK's leading training provider of plastering courses

Goldtrowel Construction Training Centre provides training for all the trowel trades. Goldtrowel is a City and Guilds and NVQ Level 2 accredited training centre and also delivers EWPA's in plastering,tiling and bricklaying for experienced workers wanting to obtain their NVQ. Goldtrowel's flexible hands on training gets candidates qualified, confident...

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Asheton Farm, Stapleford Abbotts, Romford
RM4 1JU Essex

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Reviews by course attendees

Martin Davis   |   27/05/2016
I have just completed the weekend plastering course, run by Les. I was concerned that two days would not be enough time, but Les covered all the main area's of plastering, and we plasterboarded and skimmed a ceiling and two walls. The level of finish I managed was beyond my expectations for such a short course, all due to the expert knowledge fr...
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Martin Macormack   |   24/03/2011
Wanted to let those people know wishing to do a weekend plastering course then go to goldtrowel. I have just completed this course during which we boarded a ceiling each skimmed a ceiling each, made good, repairs, dot and dabbed and skimmed walls. This was brilliant and I have to admit, I have done courses elsewhere before, these guys are the be...
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