British Gypsum Site-Ready-Skimming - City of Wolverhampton College

British Gypsum Site-Ready-Skimming

British Gypsum Site-Ready-Skimming

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British Gypsum Site-Ready-Skimming

The British Gypsum seven-week skimming course is designed to advance existing skills you already have in plastering with the aim of securing employment once the course has been completed.

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.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however you must have some prior knowledge of plastering, both practical and theory.

During the seven-week course you will complete practical training in the key skills required for skimming plasterboard, including: 


  • Straight flat wall application
  • Window wall, reveals & beading process (external angles)
  • Finishing internal angles (hard angle)  
  • Services to flat and window walls (socket boxes, pipes, vents)
  • Use of different tools including spats, speed skims and plastic trowels
  • Ceilings  
  • Bulkhead to ceiling, splayed angle (wall), column/peer and curved wall 
  • Skim large wall areas to replicate commercial project work on large jobs

Students will be pushed to get the plastering meterage on the wall to make sure they can earn a wage on site once they have finished the course. This approach brings great benefit in building confidence and to demonstrate to students that they have the ability to apply skimming to large wall areas.

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to pursue a career in plastering. After you have successfully completed this course you will have an interview with a range of agencies and supplied with your own tool kit helping your transition into work.

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. Short courses with the specific aim to gain employment are a good way to increase your confidence and get you into work. 


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