What plastering qualifications are there?

If you are interested in a career in plastering then you’ve made a great choice. There are some excellent opportunities for plasterers in the UK, whether you want to work for a specialist plastering firm, building contractors, or you’d like to be self employed or whether you want intensive plastering courses, weekend plastering courses or even plastering night courses!

As with many trades and industries there’s an awful lot to be said for getting yourself some onsite experience, so, taking the opportunity to be a plasterer’s mate or labourer will give you a good chance to find out what it’s all about.

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There are also ways to learn the skills needed through an apprenticeship or college course and you’ll find plenty out there to choose from.

While many plastering firms are looking for on the job experience above all, if you’re wondering what plastering qualifications are there, then finding a good course can be a great chance to get taught by the experts and give you an excellent place to start honing your skills.

You can also have plastering training while you’re on a job with a day or block release.

Are you thinking of a plastering career?

If you are thinking of a plastering career this can include working in solid plastering, fibrous plastering or drylining. It can also mean working indoors or outdoors on all manner of buildings or sites, from large commercial developments all the way through to small scale private homes and extensions.

Useful skills include the ability to work accurately and as a part of a team, having good numeric skills for calculating surface areas and the amount of plaster needed, as well as a certain level of fitness and creative ability too.

As you will discover, there’s lots of diversity in plastering, with different routes to take in the job and lots of techniques and skills to get your head around, so having a good idea of where you want your career to take you to start with can be useful.

Useful information on plastering courses – Plastering Courses near me

Plastering training is available through several types of college course, which you can find via organisations such as City and Guilds, CITB, bConstructive and the National Careers Service.

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The variety of courses can allow you to progress from beginner level plastering all the way through to advanced master craftsman territory as you move from basic construction, building and plastering skills, all the way through to level three diplomas in plastering and construction crafts.

City and Guilds plastering courses are incredibly popular especially the City and Guilds Plastering Level 2 which you can find a link to above.

Skills you can learn on the way include modules on technical information and quantities, applying plastering materials and render to indoor and outdoor surfaces, producing plasterwork components from moulds and installing components.

If you’re going in the trade, get the right kit!

At Gypsumtools we have been providing plastering tools and equipment for a wide range of plastering purposes for many years.

While our range of products will cater for DIY fans all the way through to the professional plasterer, if you’re looking to start out in the industry, you should take a look at our apprentice kits which will provide you with everything you need to get going.

Take a browse though our products or get in touch with us today to find out more.

Gypsumtools Mega January Sale!


Here, at Gypsumtools, we’re still trying to shrug off the January blues. Thankfully, with our mega January sale there’s some bargain prices to put a grin back on everyone’s’ faces! We’re always working hard to make your dry lining life that bit easier so there’s always a reason to offer you some great products at affordable prices.

Feel free to have a browse of some of our top picks and see if any tickle your fancy. Remember, the bargain prices mean these products are only until stocks last. That means you’ll have to be quick if you want to make your mates jealous with your new kit. The bucket bag is our favourite!

Our Top Picks!

Here’s a bit more about some of the great kit we have on offer.

Kraft Tool Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag Gypsum

• Fits 5 gallon buckets (20 Litre)
• Organizes a wide range of tools for a job site
• 42 exterior pockets, 10 interior pockets and tape holder

Kraft Drywall Apprentice kit

Apprentice Kit Gypsum

• 6″ Brass Hammer End Knife
• 10″ Wide Handle Taping Knife
• 12″ EZ-Grip Mud Pan
• Hand Sander
• Drywall Pole Sander
• Utility Drywall Saw
• 15″ Drywall Saw
• Inside Corner Tool
• 18 oz Drywall Hammer
• Drywall Tool Pouch
• 3 X (25′ x 1″ Tape)

Milwaukee Combi Drill Unit

Milwaukee Drill

Need to know Specs

• Chuck: 13mm
• No Load Speed: 0-550/0-1,850/min
• Impact Rate: 31,450/bpm
• Max torque: 70Nm
• Capacity: Wood: 45mm Steel: 13mm Masonry: 15mm

Kraft Tool Drywall Trolley

Drywall Trolley

• 44″x12″ sloped bed holds materials and 22″ width fits through doorways
• 2 locking and 2 straight casters creates ease of movement

Collomix MK Dia Mixing Paddles, Threaded Shaft -120mm

Collomix Paddle 12

• Rugged professional 120mm diameter mixing paddle with three blades ideal for mixing heavy and viscous materials such as concrete, screed and mortars
• M14 thread for attachment to power mixing tools

Order Online Today!

See, we weren’t lying! There’s some great kit on offer to make sure you kick the New Year off to a great start. With all this cost effective kit, your new job will suddenly become a whole lot easier.

The best thing is, you don’t have to wait around for ages for it to be delivered either! Thanks to our speedy delivery service you can have all your new kit the next day. What’s more, if your order is over £50, delivery is completely free!

Finally, if you’ve got any questions please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team. We’re run by tradesman for tradesman so we’re always happy to help with whatever questions you may have.

Gypsumtools’ Revolutionary New Joint Cement Now In Stock!

GT Cement Gypsum

Here, at Gypsumtools, we’re really excited by our revolutionary new joint cement now in stock! We feel will make your life as a Taper a whole lot easier and if that’s not enough, wait till you see the trial price!

Our most recent addition to the fastest growing dry lining superstore is our new all-purpose mid weight joint cement. The revolutionary new formula has a whole host of benefits for professional tapers and while stocks last it’s available at a bargain trial price of just £6.49!

For your convenience, the new joint cement comes ready mixed and can be used straight from the box. What’s more, it’s a great time saver and another example of Gypsumtools’ mission to make taping a doddle.

We’re always working hard to find ways to innovate and with all these great benefits you’ll think to yourself ‘what’s not to like?’

An Innovative New Formula of Joint Cement

  • Air-drying ready mixed joint cement for drywall systems
  • Use over joint filler when applying by hand or for all stages with mechanical jointing tools
  • Ready mixed, use straight from the box – a convenient product for immediate use, ideal when no water is available
  • Apply by hand or machine – a versatile product for a variety of applications
  • Revolutionary new ready mix compound that is 30% lighter than traditional plaster
  • Making your job easier and faster with excellent finishes
  • Suitable for embedding paper drywall tape, finishing joints, fasteners, corner beads and drywall trims


Leave a Review to get a Free T-shirt!

As always, we want to hear from you the dry lining community, as you’re the best judge of all our new products. That’s why, after trying our new GT3 Midweight All Purpose Joint Cement if you leave a review on our site we’ll give you a free Gypsumtools T-shirt!

Order online Today!

At Gypsumtools, we know drylining products don’t need to break the bank. What we do know, is they’ve got to be quality!

Don’t worry, we have a huge range of premium products in stock. So, have a browse of our website and check out some of the great stock we have available. It’s all geared around making your job easier for less.

If you do end up needing something on-site, don’t forget about our speedy delivery service. There’s free, next day delivery on orders over £50 too!

Once again, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give a member of our team a call. They’re always on hand to offer help and advice.