Plastering - Level 1 Certificate (Cskills)
Qualification Obtained: Certificate in Plastering (QCF)
This is a practical course where the emphasis is placed on being in the workshop rather than the classroom, however there are requirements set by the Education Authority to ensure all students gain a minimum GCSE grade A-C which has become a requirement by most employers. Tutors are also making both the classroom and workshop environment more student friendly by introducing new innovative ideas and learning tools such as e-learning, smart phones and Seesaw app where students can download work and photographs to files or their personal tutor.
All practical sessions are carried out in construction site conditions, which enables the students to experience the Health and Safety guidelines required when working on site. Each session will be structured to mirror best practice, with health and safety taken into consideration at each stage. The positive and friendly approach of the staff will give you the confidence to ask, take part and question throughout the sessions.
Course Entry Requirements
Grades D - G in Maths and/or English, a good record of achievement and take a keen interest in the Construction Industry which will be discussed at interview
Career Options and Progression
Following successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma you will progress onto a Level 2 Diploma. This is subject to excellent attendance and punctuality.
The college has strong links with local employers for work experience. Local colleges for Intercollege challenges inspiring students to be ambitious in their chosen trade. Cskills Awarding Bodies and National Suppliers for Regional Skillbuild competitions showcasing excellence, leading on to National finals and the potential to WorldSkills UK.
Local Community Challenge Projects which students are involved with as part of the course, giving them experience of onsite work and working on larger projects.
There is also emphasis on the student having fun whilst learning a new trade and being in a college environment. There are enrichment programmes to take part in and enjoy such as football, golf, dodge ball, paint balling and bowling.
Why not join the Fitness Suite at student discounted rates, or take advantage of student discounts available in many stores.
Modules and Assessment
The course covers the following areas.
- Introduction to Health and Safety
- Completing risk assessments
- Understanding how to control suction of substrates
- Understanding application
- Applying sand/lime mortar to wall areas.
- Applying a range of backing coats to wall areas.
- Applying finishing plasters to a variety of backgrounds, covering walls and ceilings.
- Implications of poor workmanship
- Safe storage of material and procedures
- Fix fibrous sheets, cast and fix ornamental plasterwork to interior walls
You will be assessed in a variety of assessments this will include: discussions, role play, observations, presentations, video creation, sketches and written assignments. Further to this you will have end of unit exams and practical based assessments.
Teaching and Learning Methods
This course has various methods of delivery for example subjects will include: Site Visits, Guest Speakers, Guest Lecturers, Seminars, Class based written work, Digital Devices and E-Learning, Field visits and Role play.
We have various specialised pieces of craft based training equipment used in industry.
Work Placement and Field Trips
Learners are to conduct a minimum of 20 hours relevant work experience alongside the course. This can be achieved in a number of ways such as work on local projects, community challenge work as well as work placements. Good links with employers means that positions will be offered subject to quality CV and a successful interview through having Job Ready Status. Learners are encouraged to look for work independently.
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant vocational and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.
Other costs may include contributions to site visits and external activities.
Safety Boots, overalls, writing and drawing equipment.
The college will provide PPE equipment such as visual vests and hard hats when required.
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