British Gypsum

Site Ready Skimming Course

We are working in partnership with British Gypsum to deliver a seven week Site Ready Skimming course to complete practical training in the key skills required for skimming plasterboard.

The course is based on a 4 day week over 7 weeks at our Wellington Road Campus, Wolverhampton, WV14 6BT.

Who is this for?
To join this course you need to have had some prior experience of plastering, both practical and theory. The aim of this course is to up-skill in plastering and skimming and to give you a wider range of employment opportunities. If you do not have any prior experience of plastering, but would like to start and then progress to this course, get in touch, as we have courses for all levels of learners. This course is aimed at people over 19 years-old.

Why choose this course?
The construction industry is facing a skills shortage for a number of trades. A recent
Manpower Group Talent Shortage Survey showed that for five consecutive years skilled construction trades topped the list of hardest positions to fill, and plasterers are a major part of that skills gap.

The aim of the British Gypsum Site Ready Skimming Course is to provide attendees
with the skills needed to make an immediate contribution on site upon completion of the course.

Where can this lead you to?
Our main objective is to ensure that all students leave the course confident to carry out skimming work on site. A tool kit for each student will be included as part of
the course package and will be provided at the start of the course so skills can be
developed with the range of tools which are used in skimming plasterboard.

Upon completion you will be able to use the skills learned along with your CSCS card to take part in a day of interviews as a step into work.

What to do next?
Register your interest by:
Call: 01902 317710

Courses will run throughout the year. Once you have registered your interest you will be invited to the next information session.

To gain a place on this course you will have to go through a selection process/ interview by a tutor at City of Wolverhampton College and a representative from British Gypsum.

Peter Wilkins

"It’s great that the course is free and accredited by British Gypsum – it’s a great opportunity"


Abdul Mirza

“I was a non-skilled person but have developed a range of skills and now have the confidence to get a job in the construction industry"