Training and NVQ Essentials: Heritage Plastering


Exciting news! We have secured the contract to provide the Heritage Construction Skills NVQ3 in Carpentry, Plastering, and Masonry throughout 2024. These courses are an integral aspect of CITB's Specialist Applied Skills Programme.

Tailored for construction professionals aiming to enhance their skillset, the program ensures the achievement of a recognised training qualification. CITB-registered companies may be eligible for grants covering training and assessment costs, as well as support for travel, accommodation, and off-site expenses. If your company isn't CITB registered, self-funding options are also available for your convenience.

Our flexible training lets you decide if you would like to follow only training, only assessment  (OSAT) program or to follow both the training and assessment.

What is Lime Plastering?

Lime plastering is a traditional building technique that uses a mixture of lime, aggregates, and sometimes other additives to create a protective and decorative finish for walls, ceilings and floors. Lime has been used in construction for Centuries. Most buildings built before 1919 would have used lime mortars, plasters and renders. It is known for its breathability, flexibility and durability, making it suitable for historic restoration and sustainable construction.

What are the elements of Heritage Plastering training?

  • Working with Lime in Buildings
  • Solid Plaster Surface Application
  • Solid Plaster Surface Conservation
  • Conservation Law
  • Architectural Recognition
  • Fibrous plasterwork- materials, selecting and mixing
  • Conservation of fibrous plasterwork


The travel-to-train grant, accessible to eligible CITB registered employers, served as an added benefit for Szymon Czech (Ellis & Co.) and Taylan Akincay (TG Williams Ltd) as they made their way from Somerset and St Asaph.

Speaking on the course, Szymon said:

“The reason I enrolled in the course was that my father had completed the course previously and recommended it to me. What I found most valuable is now having the knowledge of how it all works and what suitable materials to use. I had some experience working with lime and the practicality side, but not the knowledge to back it up.

“A lot of what I learned is what I do on a daily basis, but now I know why I’m doing it. I would definitely recommend the course, as well as the others that the Tywi Centre offers. Tom and Joe were brilliant tutors, and they really made the course engaging and fun. They both have decades of experience, and it shows!”

Alec and Bleddyn, both self-employed, opted for the self-funded route. Discover Alec's motivations for choosing this path and delve into the details of their experiences here.

To register your interest, and for further details, visit the dedicated course page here, and fill in the contact form.