Qualification Overview 

The Level 1 Diploma in Plastering qualification has been developed for achievement in a training environment which means you do not need to be employed to undertake this qualification.


This qualification enables you, the learner, to demonstrate and recognise your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can progress to further training at level 2 and on successfully completion of the level 2 progress into a job role in the workplace.


You will be assessed against a set of performance and knowledge statements which have been derived from National Occupational Standards for your occupational area. You will be trained and assessed by an occupationally competent and qualified trainer whose job is to help you complete your qualification.


This qualification supports the learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge.


This qualification comprises the following 7 mandatory units; -Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries -Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others -Knowledge of construction technology -Prepare background surfaces and plaster materials -Apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds -Produce components from moulds -Form sand and cement screeds.

Plastering Tutor
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Topics Covered In This Qualification

If you undertake this Level 1 Diploma in Plastering you will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
-Health, safety and welfare
-Technical information, quantities and communication
-Knowledge of construction technology

You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
-Prepare background surfaces and plaster materials
-Apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds
-Produce components from moulds
-Form sand and cement screeds.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to take this qualification. This qualification can be undertaken without any previous training or qualifications in this subject area.


On completion of this qualification you will have obtained the skills, knowledge and understanding to progress on to a higher level qualification in the same or similar occupational area or progress into employment in their chosen trade. You could progress onto Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.

For further details on other qualifications available in this occupational area, see our Qualification Search on the NOCN website.

Industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

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