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Aimed at people who are looking for a career in plastering, this course combines practical tasks and theory. As a student on this course, you will learn how to prepare background surfaces and plaster materials, apply plaster material to internal backgrounds, produce components from moulds and form sand and cement screeds. The specific units you will cover include Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries; Knowledge of Technical Information; Quantities and Communication with others; and Knowledge of Construction Technology.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
If you undertake this Level 1 Diploma in Plastering you will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
- Health, safety and welfare
- Technical information, quantities and communication
- Knowledge of construction technology
You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
- Prepare background surfaces and plaster materials
- Apply plaster materials to internal backgrounds
- Produce components from moulds
- Form sand and cement screeds
Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.
This study programme can lead to a several different paths for further education in the plastering field, including progression on to Level 2 Dry-Lining or an apprenticeship.
Potential job opportunities include self-employment, joining construction companies and working with local authority maintenance teams.
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant industry experience
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based), plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Process for Application
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