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Plastering Level 1 Diploma at North Hertfordshire College

Course description

Our construction courses include lots of opportunities for you to get hands-on experience of the world of work, including:

  • Work experience with businesses like Willmott Dixon, CEC Electrical and Heat Safe Ltd
  • Opportunities to enter WorldSkills competitions to showcase your skills against the best students from around the world
  • Engagement with guest speakers from businesses like Willmott Dixon
  • Access to free training, tools and an opportunity to work in construction through dry lining specialist, Grays, thanks to NHC’s partnership with the Construction Skills Academy.

Plastering: you’ll add plaster to walls and ceilings to give them a smooth, finished look that can later be decorated. You’ll also learn how to design and apply mouldings, cornicing and coving to enhance the look of interior spaces. You may work on new construction projects or repair work on existing buildings.

Course content

Through this course you’ll learn about:

  • Preparing background surfaces and mix plastering materials
  • Applying scratch coats to internal backgrounds
  • Fixing sheet materials
  • Applying setting coats to walls
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction.

Entry requirements

To join this course, you’ll need three GCSEs at grade E or above – including maths and English grade E or entry level functional skills.

Assessment

This course is assessed through assignments, projects, practical and online tests. You’ll only sit exams if you’re also doing maths or English GCSE or functional skills.

Financial information

Price on application.

There are no tuition fees for students aged 16-18 years.

If you are over 18, please speak to a client advisor.

Possible charges for any trips, visits, materials and uniform if required offered during the year will be independent of the tuition fees or any other student finance. Financial help may be available for these costs, please contact Student Services for more information.

Future opportunities

Having successfully completed this course, you’ll be able to progress to:

  • Level 2 courses including level 2 diploma in plastering
  • Apprenticeships
  • Paid employment in the sector.

Further information

Please visit our website for further information - www.nhc.ac.uk

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Hertfordshire College directly.

Last updated date: 23 February 2017
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    • The Stevenage Skills Centre, opened in partnership with Hertfordshire Investing in Communities, is a vocational training facility, offering a wide range of full and part-time courses, including Apprenticeships and diplomas and is the first of its kind in the area.

      The purpose-built facility consists of five large converted factory units. The units have been divided up to provide the optimum learning atmosphere and experience for students.

      The equipment used in the skills centre is state-of-the-art, and is recommended for learning purposes by experts in each industry. The centre also has a number of classrooms, allowing space for theoretical learning to support the courses offered.

      There is also a refectory serving hot and cold food which has computers for students to use, as well as table football for student downtime.

      You can find out more information at the Stevenage Skills Centre website.