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Level 3 Diploma in Plastering

This qualification prepares you with the knowledge and practical skills required to become an advanced plasterer. You will study in excellent working environments where you will learn and develop your practical skills, with an aim to make your study as close to a real working environment as possible.

Why Choose This Course?

Your training and experience will include the following duties: Working quickly to mix and apply different types of plaster to internal walls and ceilings, carrying out solid plastering and applying wet finishes and applying protective coverings on external walls such as pebbledash and sand or cement render. You will study in our specialist Seaton facilities, as well as use the most up to date professional tools and equipment.  The course is designed to prepare students to be ‘work ready’, creating a ‘real world’ Plastering experience delivered by passionate individuals with many years’ experience in the trade, who are are well equipped to advise and deliver students onto the career pathway they desire.

To bolster progression the College works with local employers who contribute to the knowledge and delivery of this training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V3PLAST24T
Level
Level 3
Location
Truro College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

Top Course Highlights

Advanced craft

Wet Trades

Supervisory Skills

Outstanding Learning Environment

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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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Enjoy professional environments

Our new Construction areas are kitted out with the latest industry-standard equipment and resources. We enjoy partnerships with some of the UK’s largest industry suppliers, meaning students get to experience trades as they would in the workplace.

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Develop work-related skills

During your tutorial programme, you will develop personal and work-related skills which will help prepare you for full-time work after you have completed your course.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn all about the different elements of the Advanced Plastering route, enabling you to perform to the expected level within industry. The units are designed so that you learn the practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of how a construction site is run including the rules and regulations. Building sites are very strictly controlled, so it’s important that you learn about building regulations. You will take six compulsory units including:

  • Principles of organising, planning, and pricing construction work
  • Running in-situ moulds
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed exteriors
  • Producing reverse moulds for detailed fibrous plaster and cement casting
  • Producing and fixing detailed fibrous plaster and cement casts

Where Will It Take Me?

Successful completion of a Level 3 Plastering Diploma can be the doorway to many other routes within the construction profession, as well as giving the option of progression into Higher Education, into a higher apprenticeship or on to a T Level. You may also become self-employed working as a sub-contractor.

Entry Requirements

You need to have achieved a Level 2 Diploma in Plastering and have a GCSE Grade 3 in English and Maths. You must have a keen interest in construction and a good work ethic. You must be able to work alone and as part of a team and to demonstrate commitment to the course.

Information & Support

We provide all of the tools and materials for the course, however you will be responsible for your own PPE and will be required to come equipped with a pair of steel toe capped boots and a pair of safety glasses.

For any further information, please contact Richard Billington:

richardbillington@truro-penwith.ac.uk

01872 308395

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

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