Level 2 Plastering
Full time course
This course is aimed at 16–18 year olds and is designed to develop the knowledge and skills required as a plasterer.
What will I study?
Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning practical plastering skills, trowel skills, skimming and rendering, including:
Applying plastering materials to interiors
Fixing dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
Laying sand and cement screeds
Applying plastering materials to external backgrounds.
Theory classes will include knowledge of plastering materials, health and safety as well as other knowledge relating to the practical aspects.
Maths and English
Learners who have not achieved grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.
All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment– this may be with employers, a community project or a project within the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and will assist with progression choices.
In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques and CV preparation, to prepare them for the world of work.
What do I need to join?
You will have four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths. Ideally, candidates will have completed the Level 1 Diploma or can demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment.
How long is the course?
1 year, with attendance required of 3 days a week, which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry.
How will I learn?
Practical experience will be gained in the workshop through practical activities. Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite, where study will be interactive and informative.
How will I know how I am doing?
Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.
Are there any extra costs?
Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances– contact Learner Services for further information.
What can I do next?
Level 2 NVQ in Plastering.
What are my career options?
There are many different specialist roles within the Construction industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a careerwithin the construction industry.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.