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Diploma - CSkills
Plastering is an art. Ask anyone who has tried to do it for themselves and failed. It takes skill and lots and lots of practice to create a smooth, even finish that will protect and enhance walls. This study programme will teach you about basic plastering techniques, the various materials used and allow you to practice your skills in a simulated working environment.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: COLLEGE PREP DAYSIf you are aged between 15 and 18 and are offered a place on the course of your choice, you will be invited to attend College Prep Days, which will give you the opportunity to get a head start on your time at the College. You’ll be able to get to know your lecturers and new classmates, and start your course! The next prep day will be held on Saturday 1 July, 10.30am to 1.30pm.
On successful completion you may progress to:
You could also look for entry level employment as a trainee plasterer or site labourer.
The main subjects covered are:
Your individualised study programme will be made up of the following four areas:
There are no specific entry requirements, however you must show a willingness to engage and a genuine interest in the course that will enable you to progress into employment or further education.
You will be assessed under simulated working conditions in the construction workshops, classrooms and College construction site. There will also be an externally set exam at the end of the course.
Certain "part-time" courses may become "full-time" (if additional courses are taken), and "full-time" courses may become "part-time" to suit your requirements.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2016/17 (August 2016 - July 2017). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2017/18.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to foundation degrees or access to higher education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)
In order to support you in your future career, all 16-18 year old students in both schools and colleges who do not have an A*-C grade in their English or maths GCSE will study towards a GCSE as part of their main study programme. If you achieve grade E or below you will study towards a Functional Skills English and/or maths qualification.
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