5 Day Foundation Plastering Course

(84 customer reviews)

The principles of plastering will be taught in a hands on fashion. The course is entirely workshop based under the guidance of our City and Guilds qualified plastering instructors who will ensure that you complete your training with the confidence to tackle your required plastering jobs. This course is an ideal taster for anyone considering a career in Plastering or for enthusiastic DIY’ers.

  • Your Suitability:
    Our 5 Day Plastering Courses are suitable for those with little or no plastering experience.

  • Duration:
    5 Days, Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 4.30pm. (Doors open 8.30am).

  • Venue:
    Silver Trowel HQ, Glorious G6, Daedalus Park, Daedalus Drive, Lee on the Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9FX.

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This 5 day foundation plastering course consists of 5 days practical in-house training, taking place at our training centre near Fareham and will teach you all the foundation skills of plastering.
Whilst carrying out your training on our plastering courses you will have access to all the tools and materials you need to complete your plastering tasks. You will also have a fully trained instructor on hand to help you with any problems or difficulties you may have whilst training. It doesn’t end there, we will also be available by phone or email to offer support after you have finished your course.

During this 5 day plastering course you will learn:

  • Health & Safety and selection of the correct PPE
  • How to cut and fix angle beads for windows and reveals
  • How to cut and fix plaster board to walls and ceilings
  • How to scrim tape standard and internal joints
  • How to mix plastering materials
  • How to prepare surfaces before plastering using PVA plus a range of other sealers
  • How to apply finishing plaster, ensuring a smooth finished surface ready for decorating
  • How to apply finishing plaster to ceilings
  • How to apply finishing plaster to walls

For further information please call our operations Manager Colin Teagle:

84 reviews for 5 Day Foundation Plastering Course

  1. Scott H

    Came all the way from Belfast and found a great friendly atmosphere. Instructor was perfect, course met my expectations and I hope to return to do the 10 day course.

  2. Callum Page

    I did the course as I’m looking for a career change and found the course absolutely exceeded my expectations. The facility is excellent and the instructor is outstanding. I’ll be returning to do your K Rend course.

  3. Ricki Ryan

    Everyone working here is really nice and friendly. The course definitely met my expectations, coming all the way from Bristol. I enjoyed my week here.

  4. A Murray

    Good quality tools at great prices.

  5. Pat Lynch

    Great teachers, great course and great training facilities.

  6. Brandon York

    Amazing facility, very friendly staff. Definitely would recommend to others.

  7. Chris Smith

    Great facility, knowledge, and very friendly relaxed atmosphere. The course met and exceeded my expectations.

  8. Alan Foreman

    Very good course, instructors and training facility. I’ll be returning for another course.

  9. N. Allen

    Good course, training facility and very good and friendly instructors.

  10. David Q.

    The course was very good and I had a very enjoyable week. The instructors were excellent and a very good training facility.

  11. Joe Beasley

    Brilliant course, very friendly and excellent instructors.

  12. Steven B

    The course met/exceeded my expectations. Teachers are really helpful! I’m leaving with all questions answered. Thank you! I’ll be looking to extend to 10 days.

  13. Mark Cummerson

    The course was excellent, really enjoyed it. Thanks to Dave, Harris and Colin for all your help. I will recommend to others who are looking for this kind of course.

  14. Sean Donoghue

    Fantastic course, Dave and Harris were brilliant and extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

  15. Sam

    Just Brilliant

  16. John Harris

    This course was a great help as I am in process of house renovations, having zero knowedge about plastering the staff were extremely helpful, freindly and professional in their approach. The facility is an ideal set up offering everything you need to get stuck in.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending this course for the diy enthusiast.
    Thanks again guys.

  17. Dan Clark

    The course was very informative with great demonstrations showing the group all they needed to know before doing the tasks themselves This is likely to be my first steps before signing up for the NVQ level 2 in plastering. I would highly recommend Silver Trowel to others. I had visited other training venues around the London area. But was put off them for so many reasons. Thank you team Silver Trowel for all that I have learnt.

  18. Nicole Britnell

    The skills and confidence that I have now after just just 5 days makes this course really good value. The instructors are all very knowledgeable and are willing to share this with all the group. Very good modern training facility with all i needed provided. I will be recommending Silver Trowel to others.

  19. Geoff

    The teachers performance was great. Found you easily on google. Planning to come back for the bricklaying course.

  20. Adam Neal

    I am one of many from my maintenance company that have attended Silver Trowels training courses. I can see why they have chosen them as a provider. I have learnt some great new skills which will be of benefit to myself and of course my company so its a win win for all. Great training and fantastic modern facilities.

  21. Dan Bayley

    What a great start to 2019 Learned some fantastic new skills in plastering for my home project I will be back to Silver Trowel for a tiling course in the near future. Excellent facilities and trainers Thank You Team ST.

  22. Damon

    Well conducted course with good practical advice, I would recommend Silver Trowel and will return for future courses. Thank you Colin for all your help.

  23. Tony Bird

    Good facilities in a nice location, another string to my bow. Will definitely return for the Bricklaying course.
    Colin is a great instructor but next time more biscuits please.

  24. Daniel

    Excellent course, leaving feeling confident in my ability and feel ready to do more plastering.
    thanks very much Colin.

  25. Fernando

    The course was everything I was looking for to help with the renovation of my house. Great experience, fun and great people. Thank you Colin, keep up the hard work.

  26. Steve Clark

    Really enjoyed the course, Colin is a great tutor, always had time to help everyone and showed us top quality.

  27. Brad Finch (verified owner)

    I have just completed a 5 day plastering course. I am very pleased with the skills and techniques I have learned. Colin the instructor was very helpful throughout. I’m looking forward to tackling some artex soon!

  28. Gavin Rice

    This plastering course gave me all that I wanted and more than I did not think that you could learn so much in just 5 days. The facilities are great and the instructors go out of their way to help you progress. I plan to come again for further courses in the future. Thank you to team Silver Trowel

  29. Mark Verity

    This plastering course met all my expectations The instructors performance was excellent The training facility is modern with all the best tools available for everyone to use. No sharing tools at Silver Trowel and thats a fact! The course was great value for money and I would recommend the course to anyone.

  30. Nathan Hooper

    Nathan Hooper – July 28th 2017
    I am training for a future career and found the course very good, the training facility has everything needed for tasks and I would return for Base Coat Plastering, Rendering and Coving.

  31. Mark Chambers

    Mark Chambers – June 6th 2017
    Friendly, knowledgeable Trainer. Really enjoyable course.
    Would like to return to do the Rendering course.

  32. Michael Ludgate

    Michael Ludgate – July 30 2017
    Good overall experience, taught all the things I wanted. Very knowledgeable and
    approachable trainer, very happy to impart his knowledge. Would return for a longer course in future.

  33. Virtual Private Servers

    On the final day students get to put their own ideas into practice what a great way to round off a fun and enjoyable week. This course was definitely good value for money and I now feel confident in my basic bricklaying skills.

  34. Susan Cheval

    This plastering course with Silver Trowel totally exceeded my expectations in every way. I now have the new skills that i require and will be improving on them by taking the city and guilds plastering qualifications.

  35. James Russel

    An excellent plastering course I cannot fault it in anyway Just brilliant. Back for my City & Guilds course later in the year.

  36. Michael Ludgate

    I found that this course delivered for me and I will use my new skills to improve my trade services offered to my customers. I am a fully qualified electrician I will not have to wait for a plasterer now to fill my chases ; ))
    May well come back for more training on rendering etc.

  37. Nigel Copland

    So much packed into the 5 days plastering training I never expected to learn so much. But I did!! I will be back for the Tiling course. Thank you Silver Trowel

  38. Chris Larden

    Great value the training facility is modern light and well stocked with quality tools I would highly recommend that people came to Silver Trowel for their construction courses.

  39. Mark Chambers

    This plastering course fully met my expectations Plus it was great value and I enjoyed my learning experience all of Silver Trowels staff were friendly, knowledgeable, able and competent. I will be recommending their range of courses to others.

  40. Robert

    A great course to learn the basics of what you need for your own domestic projects. Excellent training facilities

  41. Paul Welsh

    Strange as it may seem but my partner brought me this plastering course as a birthday gift. I have learnt so much almost my best ever present!

  42. Stuart Kimber

    My employer paid for this plastering course So as to help me improve on my trowel skills His money was well spent Plus I had a great time at Silver Trowel.
    Thank you guys..

  43. Stephen Byrne

    I attended this course as part of re training for my current job. I am surprised at how much I have learnt in just 5 days. I have really enjoyed my time here and will be booking onto the bricklaying course.

  44. Luke

    I was made to feel at home by Team Silver Trowel I could see my abilities improving day to day. Planning to return for the Tiling course

  45. Fred Reed

    A very well run plastering course Plenty of demo’s plus loads of hands on training to follow..

  46. Stephan

    I completed this course back in April 2016. I was not sure what to expect as I had never used a plastering trowel before. Now I feel I want to continue to improve on my skills learnt at Silver Trowel and to return for the full city and guilds course. Thanks Team Silver Trowel.

  47. Neil Duncan

    Colin is a great training and all round good bloke His team are also well informed and great fun to learn with. I could be back for the C&G plastering course in the future. See you all again soon

  48. Patrick Elsbury

    Clear instruction with a good balance of practical and theory A nice relaxed learning environment I will recommend this course to others.

  49. Andy Goodall

    I have previously done the Bricklaying course with Silver Trowel. I saw how well the plastering students were also doing so I booked myself onto this 5 day course. I am going to complete the City and Guilds plastering course also.

  50. Chris Briggs

    The trainers are very good I feel I have learnt more than I expected this is an excellent course as an introduction to plastering.

  51. Roger McLaughlin

    The trainers at Silver Trowel are very professional But friendly too The training facilities are great I would recommend this course to others. I really enjoyed my time there….

  52. Sam Ward.

    A family member recommended this plastering course to me. Colin and Chris make quite a team. Quality training from two great guys. Thanks! I would recommend this course to others. I also intend to complete the 5 week city and guilds course.

  53. Matt Drake

    I attended this plastering course as part of a company booking. So as to add another construction skill. This course was brilliant I will be paying for the city and guilds course myself. Looking forward to returning to Silver Trowel.

  54. Tim Starns

    I attended this 5 day plastering course back n June 2015. As a property developer I am now taking advantage of the new skills that I learnt with Silver Trowel. They have a good location plus I really enjoyed the course.

  55. Paul Roast

    The teachers were very informative and helpful I enjoyed this 5 day plastering course I would like to do a longer course to build on what I have learned already.

  56. Kevin Gatford

    Great value for money Very knowledgeable trainers Who gave great advise and explained every stage of the course clearly. The course has given me the confidence to go on and take their city and guilds course. Thanks Team Silver Trowel.

  57. Gavin St John-Heath

    I thought that the trainers performance was very professional Answering all my questions. I would highly recommend Silver Trowel to others wanted to learn new skill’s I plan to return for their bricklaying course.

  58. Richard Tarrant

    I found this course to be good value for the money. Excellent teachers with loads of knowledge and experiance that they shared with the whole group.

  59. Martin Bailey

    The Silver Trowel Trainers were very good at what they do I would recommend them to others.

  60. Ryan Gange

    Put simply. This plastering course was “Spot On” Back for the City & Guilds course in the near future.

  61. Stuart Walker

    The Instructors at Silver Trowel really knew their trade. With great demo’s. Teaching at its best. I would recommend this plastering course to other’s.

  62. Morgan Furness

    I thought the trainers were very good Helped me throughout I will be back for more..

  63. Lee Pauley

    The instructors were fantastic The training centre was great I found Silver Trowel easily online..

  64. Mark Edwards

    I have enjoyed this course and will return to achieve my city and guilds qualification..

  65. Stuart Boncey

    I would recommend Silver Trowel plastering training centre to others.. I also fancy doing their Venetian plaster course..

  66. James Fothereill

    This plastering course was great value for money I would recommend it to others. I hope to return for the Bricklaying course..

  67. Tommy Hedges

    I really enjoyed my time learning new skills at Silver Trowel Their Instructors have a great amount of knowledge. Very helpful throughout..

  68. Jamie

    The Instructors were very helpful answering all the questions that I had. I plan to follow up my plastering skills learnt with Silver Trowels City and Guilds course. Highly recommended..

  69. James Walsh

    Simple “Excellent” Fantastic course With great trainers..

  70. Ray Legge

    I found Silver Trowel easily with a web search The course week was loads of fun and gave me confidence to carry out my own domestic projects..

  71. Lisa Wilson

    This plastering course exceeded my expectations I feel confident in my abilities to carry out projects at home. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. Thank you

  72. Matt Coton

    Great tips given with all my questions answered. I will be back for more courses!

  73. Pasqualino

    The teaching performance was to a high standard with great demo’s The use of quality branded tool’s with a real working environment. I plan to return for the City and guilds plastering course.

  74. dave swords

    5 day plastering course was fantastic, colin is a superb teacher with clear instructions and patience. Will be booking more courses in the future. http://www.basicplumbingcourse.com

  75. Nicholas Osman

    The instructors gave very clear and informative advise both for the practical training and the theory, I learnt some new and very useful skills and all in just 5 days..

  76. Mike

    The course was very well set up I enjoyed my 5 days of expert tuition from the instructors at Silver Trowel

  77. Lloyd Hayes

    This plastering course was very good value for the money and I learnt more than I had expected too. Thanks to Colin and Chris the plastering instructors. I plan to return for further courses.

  78. James Shields

    I came along to this 5 day plastering course in April 2015. It was a very good course and I felt I learnt a lot in just 5 days. I have recommended Silver Trowel to my friends.

  79. Jaymes Musson

    The Silver Trowel Instructors are excellent teachers, the plastering workshop was ideal. I plan to return for the 5 week city and guilds course.

  80. Lee Tilbury

    The training facilities are good I would return for other courses and I am happy to recommend Silver Trowel to others. Their courses are also great value for money.

  81. Jon Kisko

    I choose this 5 day plastering course to help improve on my existing plastering technique. I was very impressed by the end of just day 1 to see how I was already learning better skills, after the 5 days I am now very confident in my abilities. Thank you to the team at Silver Trowel. I will be back for your bricklaying course.

  82. Joe Goolding

    I went along on this 5 day plastering course as part of a company booking. The instructors were very good and very friendly putting me at ease. I would like to return for their bricklaying course. I have already recommended Silver Trowel to my friends and other work colleagues.

  83. Chris Austin

    My plastering course was booked by my company to give me additional skills as I work for a housing maintenance company. The trainers Colin & Chris are both very professional in the delivery of the course elements. I thought the course was excellent.

  84. Richard Martin

    I really enjoyed this 5 day plastering course. I found the training facilities to be very good as was my trainer. I plan to return for their bricklaying course.

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