This course runs from September to June and consists of six knowledge based online assessments and a series of practical tests. You will learn the very basics of plastering which will include health and safety, tools and equipment and mixing materials. The skills acquired will include being able to prepare background surfaces, repair damaged walls, plaster areas and produce finished surfaces using a variety of techniques and materials. You will also learn how to use step ladders and tower scaffold in the classroom.
Units to study: How to apply plaster materials to internal background walls, How to apply plasters to both straight and angled walls, How to produce plaster components from moulds, How to use various types of access equipment such as step ladders and mobile scaffolds, Safe working practices, Communicating with others, the use of drawings and specifications when on site and you will learn about buildings and the processes that are involved in the construction of both houses and factories
The course is mainly practical and will be taught in a purpose built plastering workshop. The underpinning knowledge will be done in the classroom environment.
- Portfolio of evidence
- In class tests
- Practical synoptic tests
- Multiple choice tests
Preston’s College Course: You can progress to Level 2 Plastering. Some students gain an Apprenticeship/employment and in this case you would return to college on a day release basis and study the Level 2 Diploma in Plastering.
During the practical aspect of the programme you will be required to bring your own personal protective equipment in the form of safety boots and a high visibility vest as you will be working within a workshop environment for most of the time. Although all other tools and equipment are provided you will need to purchase stationery items for use in the class room such as folders, pens, rulers etc. These can all be obtained from our onsite stationery shop during induction week.
You must show an interest in the subject. It is essential that individuals have an adequate level of English to understand the information delivered by the tutor.