Construction - Plastering Level 1 Technical Certificate (CON1) at Barnsley College
Plasterers mix and then paste plaster onto the interior surfaces of buildings to prepare them for decoration. The main role of a plasterer is to paste layers of plaster onto walls, floors and ceilings. Plastering serves a protective function, in that it makes buildings more robust, and an aesthetic function. It is a skilled job and there is a high demand for good plasterers. Plasterers work on a number of different buildings, including new housing developments, offices and houses (redecorations or extensions). They repair or restore existing plasterwork and plaster newly erected walls. There are approximately 40,000 plasterers working in the UK, and demand is growing due to government housing development schemes.
Plasterers sometimes work on their own when working on peoples’ homes. On larger-scale projects, however, they may work in teams, each covering different sections of a wall.
Plastering serves a protective
function, in that it makes buildings
more robust. It is a skilled job and
there is a high demand for good
Plasterers mix and then paste plaster
onto the interior surfaces of buildings
to prepare them for decoration. They
work on a range of buildings including
houses and commercial buildings.
• Introduction to health and safety in
• Preparing background surfaces and
applying finishing coats
• Producing components from
Level 1: Two GCSEs at grade 9 to
2, Plus English grade 2 or above
successful interview with an initial
assessment in English and maths at
Entry Level 3 or above.
Courses may be assessed through a variety of methods including coursework, practical or examination. For up to date information please visit www.barnsley.ac.uk
If your total annual household income is less than £35,000 you could be eligible for financial support through our Learner Support Fund for travel (up to £700), if your household income is below £20,000 you could be eligible for food, trips, printing, equipment and childcare. You don’t have to pay this money back.
You can pick up a Learner Support Fund application form from Student Services on the ground floor at the Old Mill Lane campus.
If you are aged between 16 and 18 and currently living on your own, in care or leaving care, you could be eligible for a non-repayable bursary of up to £1,200 per year.*
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FREE bus services!
We realise that getting to and from college might not be very easy for everyone so we have funded four free return bus services for our students. They go to and from the Old Mill Lane campus which is just a few minutes’ walk from our Sixth Form college campus.
Shelley > Old Mill Lane campus
Stocksbridge via Penistone > Old Mill Lane campus
South Elmsall via South Kirby, Hemsworth, Kinsley, Fitzwilliam and Ryhill > Old Mill Lane campus
Rotherham via Ecclesfield and Chapeltown > Old Mill Lane campus
These bus routes are completely free for our students and operate on a first come, first served basis. Each route operates to ensure students get to college before lessons start and a return service is provided after lessons finish. Please contact Student Services for details of pick-up points and times or go to:
Successful completion of this Level 1 study programme could lead to progressing to the Level 2 study programme. Alternatively, you could use the qualification to improve your chances of gaining an Apprenticeship which will give you valuable work experience.
Additional Learning Support
Our Additional Learning Support team can provide you with the support you need. Please contact the Additional Learning Support team on +44 (0)1226 216 769.
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Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 123
How to apply
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