Plastering - Level 2
Course Code: CB1FE167
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.
Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma, with excellent attendance and punctuality and or relevant industry experience. This is subject to a successful interview with the tutor, contact us on 01253 504091 to find out more information.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
We have a dedicated Plastering team who are passionate about what they do and how they do it. We teach plastering skills to a range of students from year 10 school groups to mature adults, which include both males and females and those students who find learning a challenge. We are able to adapt our teaching methods to accommodate our diverse groups to ensure all our students enjoy their learning experience and achieve their true potential. The course is 70% practical and 30% theory (Maths and English) over the year. You will continue to develop skills relevant to plastering and carry out safe working practices in construction.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
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 technical 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.