NOCN Award in Basic Construction Skills L1 - Develop Your Basic Plastering Skills

Course starts usually in September
Part time evening course days are ( TBC )
Level 1
Cost or fee remission information
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The Award in Basic Construction Skills L1 is ideal for those who want to gain skills in plastering whether it is a niggly D.I.Y. job for around the home or  looking to improve your career prospects by gaining knowledge and skills on a maintenance level.


You will experience:


  • Know about tools, materials and  equipment used in plastering
  • Know about backgrounds that receive plaster
  • Be able to plan, prepare carry out plastering task
  • Apply angle beads.
  • Apply floating coats using a range of materials.
  • Apply a range of backing coats.
  • Apply finishing coats.
  • Apply plaster to window reveals.


Course requirements

This course will suit all levels of capability and there are no course requirements.

What will I do?

Whilst studying the NOCN Award in Basic Construction Skills L1 - Develop Your Basic Plastering Skills, Learners will apply scratch, floating and finishing coats to a variety of backgrounds using various materials commonly found within the plastering trade.

You can expect to mix materials, improve your techniques and pick up some handy tips whilst working in a friendly and relaxed environment.

What will it give me?

Learners can expect to improve their knowledge, confidence and skills in plastering using a variety of materials and tools.

Materials needed

P.P.E. is required in relation to safety boots and alternative P.P.E is provided if needed.

What can I do when I finish?

Learners can progress with confidence and skills required onto a higher level in plastering.


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