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Plastering - Apprenticeship NI (Level 2)

This course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a career in plastering.

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Title Campus Type Week Starting Places Available Fee
Plastering - Apprenticeship NI (Level 2) - Year 1
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Full-Time 27/08/2018
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Course Overview

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Plastering (Construction) – Solid (6573-01)

Plasterers prepare walls and ceilings for decoration and finishing.

You will attend the college 1-2 days per week and 2-3 days will be spent on site.

This is a 2 year course to equip you with the skills and knowledge to develop a career in plastering.
Modules studied may include:
• Safe working practices
 • Information, quantities and communicating
 • Building methods and construction technology
 • Apply plaster materials to external surfaces
 • Fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors
 • Sand and cement screeds
 • Produce plaster components
• Apply plaster materials to internal surfaces
• Position and secure fibrous plaster components
• Apply internal and external finishings and lay floor screed; produce and fix fibrous work.
You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and IT if you do not have a GCSE grade C in English, Maths or IT.
You may also have the opportunity to participate in the Young Enterprise NI programme which will develop your employability skills and help you explore the idea of starting your own business.
Entry Requirements
  • A minimum of 5 GCSE's including at least grade F in English and Maths, however to help you succeed on the course it is preferable if you have a minimum of grade D in Maths and English.
  • You must have secured employment (minimum of 21 hours, inclusive of college hours) within the industry.
  • You need to be 16 by the end of June but no older than 24.
  • You will be required to complete Essential Skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT if you do not have a GCSE grade C or Level 2 Essential Skills in English, Maths and ICT.
Where will it take me?
Successful completion of this course can enable you to go directly to work as an apprentice plasterer.  To fully qualify, you will need to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship. Following this, Higher Education courses are widely available throughout the College and may lead to jobs such as site management.
How will it make me more employable?
Successful completion of the course shall lead to NVQ Level 3 and then employment in the industry.
You will ‘Get the Edge’ by:
  • Gaining a vocational qualification demonstrating your technical competence
  • Gaining a Personal Development qualification demonstrating your employability skills (communication, teamwork, critical thinking)
  • Gaining hands on experience through Placements and Industry Projects
  • Getting involved in activities such as the SERC Volunteer Programme and SERC Student Companies.
This course will help you succeed in a highly competitive job market by developing the skills and knowledge which employers need you to have.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
You will be assessed using written, online and practical tests by gathering evidence from the workplace.
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