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Plastering Apprenticeship at Hull College Group

Course description

Few industries are as wide-ranging, or offer so many different career pathways. Apprentices have a lot of occupations to choose from – if they’re the sort who enjoys physical work, they could help lay the foundations of a ten-storey building; build scaffolding around a famous landmark due for restoration; plaster the interior of an office building or maintain heavy plant.

A construction Apprenticeship provides the opportunity to work on various sites in your region and beyond – there are also plenty of opportunities to work abroad, as many of the largest construction companies operate around the world.

Course content

The course covers a range of units including:

  • Identifying, stacking and storing resources and different types and sizes of materials
  • Efficient working practices and safe use of working platforms up to 2 metres
  • Plain internal plastering to solid and applied backgrounds
  • Installing dry linings (plasterboard) to timber backgrounds using mechanical fixings
  • Installing direct bond dry linings
  • Fixing metal trims
  • Producing external solid render finishes
  • Laying sand and cement floor screeds, level and to falls
  • Manufacture, installation and repair of basic fibrous plaster components
  • Health and Safety tests with Functional Skills, Maths, English and ICT skills.

Entry requirements

  • You just need to be living in England and not be currently in full-time education.
  • Entry requirements will vary depending on the apprentice’s current level of learning.
  • You should check the individual entry requirements for your framework at the time of
  • enquiry.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hull College Group directly.

Last updated date: 21 April 2016

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