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Plastering - August Start NPA

(SCQF level 5)

Construction Crafts, Creative Industries

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Mode of Study


Start Date

24th Aug 2020, 1 year


City Campus


On this course, you'll study the practical and theoretical aspects of Plastering, which will prepare you for working in the Construction Industry. You'll also develop transferable skills such as numeracy and efficient working practices which will help you to get a job in this field.

You'll receive a National Progression Award in Construction from Scottish Qualification Authority on successful completion of this course; this is a recognised National Qualification in Construction.

This course runs for 5 months from August to December.

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This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 5. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • You must demonstrate an interest in Plastering; OR
  • Experience in a building related occupation; OR
  • One National 4 level qualification, preferably in English, Maths, or a Science subject or equivalent; OR
  • Industry experience.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject area.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment.
  • Solid and Bench Plasterwork Skills: An Introduction.
  • Applying Lightweight Plaster: An Introduction.
  • Fixing Plasterboard and Applying Plastering Materials: An Introduction.
  • Applying External Cementwork: An Introduction.
  • Producing and Fixing Plaster Moulding: An Introduction.
  • Numeracy.
  • Sustainability.
  • Construction Occupation Practices.

After the course


This course will help prepare you for a career in Plastering.

Continuing Study

There may also be the opportunity to progress onto other National Qualification courses.

  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    24th Aug 2020
    End Date:
    18th Dec 2020
  • Location:
    City Campus