Plaster Academy


A two-day practical application course for experienced plasterers given by the Gyproc Plaster Academy in Kingscourt.

About the Course

This brand new initiative offers existing experienced plasterers the opportunity to gain recognition from Gyproc regarding their ability to understand and apply the full range of Gyproc Plaster products in accordance with manufacturers' instructions. Successful completion of the course, which is validated by an on-site third party assessor throughout its duration, provides a Gyproc brand endorsement as a Gyproc Approved Plaster Product Applicator.

Course Overview

Day 1 provides attendees with a comprehensive overview of the full range of Gyproc plaster products. Hands-on practical tutorials are undertaken on the recommended application of all Gyproc undercoat and finishing coat plasters. Common site detailing and issues are reviewed with practical tutorials on suitable background preparation for relevant Gyproc plasters. As part of the course attendees are also briefed on key content contained within relevant codes of practice, building regulations and guidance documents.


Day 2 is the assessment day and requires attendees to successfully demonstrate that they understand specific information relating to Gyproc plaster products and that they can apply these products in full accordance with the instruction provided on day 1 of the course. Attendees of this course are also provided with a unique Gyproc plaster site pack containing all the relevant information a plasterer needs to bring a project to successful sign-off and hand-over.


Course Details

Location: Saint-Gobain Technical Academy, Kingscourt

Duration: 2 days

Start time: 09:00 (Day 1) & 08:30 (Day 2)

Finish time: 17:00 (Day 1) & 15:00 (Day 2)

Lunch: Buffet lunch and refreshments will be provided

PPE requirements: Attendees must bring and wear their own safety footwear. All other PPE (glasses and gloves) is provided for the duration of the course.

Capacity: Maximum of 6 attendees per course.

Course dates may be subject to change. Refer to the calendar function on the Technical Academy website.

Attendance requirements:

  • Attendance is subject to approved application only.

  • Attendees will be required to participate in the practical application of Gyproc plaster products to successfully complete the course.

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