CONSTRUCTION

Overview

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.

Unit Breakdown

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

Assessment Method

Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.

Progression Opportunities

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.

Career Options

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.

To find out more go to https://www.lscollege.ac.uk/courses/construction or contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Entry Requirements

3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)

Relevant industry experience

Facilities

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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Details

Venue Deptford Bridge
Day/Eve Day
Study Mode Part Time
Duration 1 year
Start Date 11/09/2017
End Date 06/07/2018

Fees and Finance

16-18 £0 p/ year
19-24 £994 p/ year
24+ £994 p/ year
International £9,000 p/ year

Funding

For up-to-date information about tuition fees, living costs and financial support, visit Fees and Finance.

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