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York College

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Level 1 Diploma should ideally have a minimum of 4 Ds at GCSE which should include English and Maths (grade 3+), and applicants will also be assessed and interviewed prior to acceptance on to the course. Level 1 must be completed before progressing on to the Level 2 Diploma and then Level 3.

Duration

The Diploma courses in Plastering consist of;

Level 1 Diploma – 1 Year

Level 2 Diploma – 1 Year (successful completion of Level 1 Diploma or Level 1 Extended Certificate to progress to Level 2)

Level 3 Diploma – 1 Year (successful completion of Level 2 Diploma to progress to Level 3)

What skills and qualities do I need?

Outstanding commitment & enthusiasm

Good eye for detail

Outstanding attendance & punctuality

What will I study?

Level 1

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Prepare background surfaces and mix plastering materials
  • Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds
  • Fixing sheet materials
  • Applying floating coats to wall
  • Applying setting coats to wall
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Level 2

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Apply plastering materials to interiors
  • Fix dry lining and plasterboards to interiors
  • Laying sand and cement screeds
  • Applying plastering materials to external backgrounds

Level 3

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Running in-situ moulds
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed interiors
  • Applying plastering materials to detailed exteriors

How will I be assessed?

Assessment in practical skills is continuous with end of year assignments.

What could it lead to?

On completion of each Diploma, students can progress on to the next level where appropriate or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship, and then on to higher level courses in Construction.