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C&G Level 1 Diploma in Plastering

This course helps you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment and career progression in plastering. During the course you will learn and develop skills and techniques, with a mixture of both practical and theory-based learning.

Why Choose this course?

The Level 1 Plastering programme is a full-time 1-year course of study where you will learn how to use all the professional tools and equipment needed to start a career in the trade, as well as gaining skills and techniques. This course is perfect for individuals who want to work as a plasterer in the construction sector. The course of study has been designed around the needs of local employers, with many progression options onto Level 2 courses or onto Apprenticeships or employment within the industry. You will study units such as: principles of building construction, information and communication; preparing background surfaces and mixing plastering materials; and health, safety and welfare in construction.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V1PLAST24T
Level
Level 1
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

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Experienced tutors

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learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who will advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the construction industry.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed your full-time training in College.

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Enjoy professional surroundings

Our plastering workshops are equipped with the latest industry-standard equipment, tools and resources. With sponsorship through British Gypsums Thistle Partnership our students get to experience trades as they would in the workplace with up-to-date industry specific resources.

What will I learn?

You will be taught in our first-class workshops and will quickly start applying plaster and render, both on your own and in small teams. Of course, it’s not all about practical skills, employers want smart and switched-on people to help their business grow and you need to gain knowledge of how the construction industry operates in our well-equipped classrooms and computer suites.

If you are a full-time student aged 16-18, you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main Plastering course, enterprise and enrichment activities, and English, maths and work-related experience.

Throughout your programme you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full time work after you have finished your full-time training in College. You will also be given the opportunity to apply for an Apprenticeship. If you enjoy doing practical things and you are interested in construction, this could be the perfect course for you.

You will be taught through a blended learning approach incorporating taught sessions, workplace learning, assessments and online learning. One to one support, tuition and advice are available from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisors.

Units that you will study include:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology, including aspects of job roles, communication, documentation, drawings, energy efficiency, foundations, internal and external walls, floors and roofs.
  • Prepare a solid background for plastering Within this unit you will learn about the preparation of surfaces prior to application
  • Prepare a timber stud partition for plaster board This unit will include the measuring, setting out, cutting and fixing of timber works to form stud partitions ready for boarding
  • Prepare, gauge and mix a scratch coat (lime and sand) Within this unit you will learn to gauge, mix and apply scratch (base) coats to solid walling
  • Prepare, gauge and mix a floating coat (lime and sand) Within this unit you will learn to gauge, mix and apply float (top) coats to solid walling
  • Prepare, gauge and mix a floating coat (lightweight plaster) Within this unit you will learn to gauge, mix and apply thistle/skim to plasterboard surfaces, a finishing coat which is present inside houses
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction Within this unit you will learn about health and safety regulations, roles and responsibilities, accident and emergency reporting procedures and documentation. Together with hazards, health and welfare in the workplace, it also covers working at height, working with electrical equipment and fire emergency procedures.
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Where will it take me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to progress onto a level 2 Diploma in Plastering which requires a further year of study. Alternatively, you could progress onto an Apprenticeship or a T Level. Further study will enable you to work towards more senior roles within the industry such as a plasterer,  site manager or sub-contractor.

 

Assessment arrangements

Plastering practical coursework will be assessed through set practical tasks in a well-equipped workshop; after each taught unit underpinning knowledge is assessed via internally set test papers and online exams

If you are not exempt, there is a requirement to complete Functional Skills or GCSE qualifications alongside mainstream studies.

Information & Support

Working within the Student Services area, the Student Support team will see you on a one to one basis and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal and emotional issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you so that you can successfully complete your course and recognise pathways to progression after leaving College.

Entry requirements

Grade 2 or equivalent in GCSE maths and English and you must have a keen interest in the chosen subject. You will be invited to attend an interview with the course manager, all successful candidates will gain a place on the programme.

Protective equipment

Some PPE will be required for the course such as safety boots, protective eyewear and gloves. You will be sent a list of these before you start college.

Meet the staff, tour the campus and find out about life as a student at one of the best colleges in the country.

What you could earn

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Production Managers and Directors in Construction
  • Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
  • Elementary Construction Occupations
  • Construction Operatives
  • Rail Construction and Maintenance Operatives
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