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Become a Plasterer with TMC

Become a plasterer with TMC and develop a wide range of plastering skills that will help you to become a plasterer.

Why choose Plastering at TMC?

Develop the practical skills needed to become a plasterer in an industry that will equip you with the knowledge and experience to join the plastering trade. With purpose-built facilities and construction workshops taught by industry professionals you will learn the skills you need to prepare you for employment in the construction industry.

Work activities

You would normally be part of a small team, and work in one of the following:

  • Solid plastering – applying wet finishes to surfaces and putting protective coverings like pebble-dashing on external walls
  • Fibrous plastering – creating ornamental plasterwork, such as ceiling roses, cornices and architraves, using a mixture of plaster and short fibres shaped with moulds or casts
  • Dry lining – fixing internal plasterboard or wallboard partitions by fastening them together on a timber or metal frame ready for redecorating


  • Starting salaries - £14,000 - £17,000
  • Qualified plasterers - £17,500 - £25,000

Skills, interests and qualities

  • Good practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Maths skills for calculating surface areas and volumes of materials
  • A reasonable level of fitness
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Creative skills for fibrous plastering and other decorative work
  • An awareness of health and safety issues

Full-time Plastering courses

Title Level Attendance Type
Construction - Dry lining Level 2 Full-time Apprenticeship
Construction - Interior fittings Level 2 Full-time Apprenticeship
Construction - Plastering Level 2 Full-time Apprenticeship
Diploma in Plastering Level 1 Full-time Vocational
Diploma in Plastering Level 2 Full-time Vocational

Plastering Apprenticeships

Title Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Construction - Plastering
Construction - Dry lining
Construction - Interior fittings

Don't take our word for it

TMC has a very supportive group of staff all through the college, my tutor is very motivational and is very helpful, and I’m gaining a good grasp of construction and health and safety. Our facilities for construction practical are very good and the equipment and materials are always there to use whenever we need to, overall TMC is a very good college.

Jackson Wilkinson | Diploma in Plastering

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