The College of North West London is recognised as one of the region’s best for training in plastering. Our students have won many awards from the trade body, the Worshipful Company of Plasterers, as well as regularly reaching the national finals of World Skills UK, competing alongside top plastering students and apprentices from across the country. 

A plastering career involves applying different kinds of plaster to give a finish to internal walls, floors, and ceilings. Plasterers also apply coatings to outside walls using sand and cement, pebbledash and stone-effect materials.

Our students develop specialist skills as they develop. At advanced levels, we teach ‘fibrous plastering’ - a highly skilled technique used in creation of ornamentation and restoration of historic buildings.

Did you know?

There are approximately 40,000 Plasterers working in the UK, which is growing due to Government housing development schemes


  • Excellent practical facilities
  • Bursaries available for eligible learners
  • Links with employers and industry
  • Take part in regional and national skills competitions
  • Progression opportunities into Apprenticeships 


Upon successful completion of Level 2, you can enter employment within the plastering trade or a building services company. Or you can progress onto Plastering Level 3.

For more information on Plastering courses, please click on the links below.

Course Suitable for Categories
Diploma In Plastering (16-18): Level 1 16-18 (Full-time) City & Guilds
Diploma In Plastering (19+): Level 1 Adults City & Guilds
Diploma In Plastering (19+): Level 3 Adults City & Guilds
Diploma in Plastering (Construction) (16-18): Level 2 16-18 (Full-time) City & Guilds
Diploma in Plastering (Construction) (19+): Level 2 Adults City & Guilds
Energy Carbon – Energy Efficient Heating Systems (Installation and Maintenance) Adults H.E. Courses