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Course overview

Every person who attends this facility will receive top-notch training with the intention of giving them the best possibility to find employment in the field when they have completed their studies.

Our trainers are the best in the business when it comes to experience and expertise.

The centre is conveniently located in Paisley, Glasgow, on a street that is easily accessible from all major highways.

Each individual will have their own training bay, which will measure 2m by 2m and is the perfect size for those with little to no experience to learn in.

Everything from preparation to a flawless finish for decorating will be covered in the session.

Why pick us?

When you first start plastering, you’ll run across several challenging issues. One or two poor preparatory procedures can entirely sabotage an otherwise excellent job. But if you know what crucial errors to avoid, a marginal issue can be swiftly and simply fixed.

We’ll lead you through our tiered training approach and demonstrate how to do the duties in a way that immediately improves your tradesperson effectiveness and gives you more control over your chosen specialty.

About the course

To ensure that they understand what to do, students will first watch a demonstration of how to use equipment, mix plaster, and prepare walls. Each individual will have an own bay to work in. The opportunity to work on their own bays at their own pace will thereafter be given to the students.

Anyone who is serious about beginning a plastering course right away has a challenging learning curve. However, Skills Training Group is the best place to start if you want to “shortcut” the procedure and avoid the months or even years of trial and error that most individuals experience.

Our courses emphasise hands-on learning, with teachers first explaining and demonstrating tools and equipment. Since all of the courses are hands-on, expect to get messy! Therefore, you should pack some proper clothing.

The tools, supplies, and safety gear you will need while you are here will all be provided by us. Every student must also wear protective gear, such as boots that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Modules breakdown

Day 1

  • Welcome and Introduction to the Course
  • Health and Safety awareness and key points of concern
  • Tool description and their uses
  • Explanation of plastering products on the market and their uses
  • Prepare cut and secure plasterboard to ceiling, walls and window reveals
  • Cut and secure corner beads to window reveals
  • Scrim all joints on walls and ceilings ready for plastering
  • Set render beads
  • Questions and Answers Session from today’s activities

Day 2

  • Brief recap of Day 1
  • Skim ceiling to acceptable finish
  • Skim plasterboard walls
  • Carry out flat finish to render top coat
  • Questions and Answer Session from today’s activities

Day 3

  • Brief recap of Day 2
  • PVA ceiling and re-skimming
  • Develop skills in repairing holes in plasterboard walls and ceilings
  • Plaster over previously rendered wall
  • Discuss personal future projects and share tips
  • Questions and answers from today’s activities

Day 4

  • Brief recap of Day 3
  • Practice plastering and develop new skills/techniques
  • Practise on both walls and ceilings
  • Explanation of “dot and dab” and also render patch repairs and skimming over Artex ceilings
  • Explanation of coving
  • Questions and answers from today’s activities

Day 5

  • Brief recap of Day 4
  • More plastering practise
  • In addition going over anything you are unsure about
  • Final Question and Answer session
  • Issue Attendance Certificate and celebrate success


Pictures from our 5-day plastering course.

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