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CSkills Level 2 Diploma in Plastering (Construction)

Course Level: 

Level 2

Job opportunities after this course: 

Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the Level 3 Diploma in Plastering or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

Overview of the course: 

This Diploma provides candidates with a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills training to become qualified within plastering. The qualification is aimed at students wishing to join the construction industry as plasterers.

Entry requirements: 

Minimum of 3 GCSEs.

Topics: 

• Know how to carry out safe working practices in construction

• Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others

• Knowledge of building methods and construction technology

• Know how to apply plaster materials to external surfaces

• Know how to fix dry lining and plasterboard products to interiors

• Know how to form sand and cement screeds

• Know how to produce plaster components

• Know how to apply plaster materials to internal surfaces

• Know how to position and secure fibrous plaster components

How is the course assessed?: 

Students are required to complete practical work, case studies, presentations, assignments and an online test. Assessments of candidates will be made by the course tutor.

Further study options after this course: 

Completion of this qualification provides learners with progression opportunities to the Level 3 Diploma in Plastering or further education. Progression may be to Diplomas, A Levels or into employment in the construction industry.

Length of the course: 

1 year, full time

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19-23 on the day your main course starts and do not have a level 2 or above qualification you may not have any fees to pay.

If you do have a level 2 or above qualification or you are aged 24 years or over and employed on the day your main course starts fees for this course are payable. However if you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:

£2800.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Nov 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve
Other comments by students on this course are:

‘My biggest achievement in plastering was when I had to board and skim a ceiling. Never in a million years would I have thought I could complete it, but the lecturer’s encouragement gave me the confidence to finish it. Having a good skilled teacher was a bonus, he taught me so much’ – Pamela Moore, former East Durham College student

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How to apply: 

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