This course provides you with the opportunity to develop your Plastering Skills . You will also further your knowledge in Literacy and Numeracy. In addition there is a further unit of learning Personal Social Development (PSD).
Students on this course will be invited to attend cross-college events that will develop their job skills. Examples of previous events students have attended are:
Drug awareness, prevent, stop smoking, CV writing, healthy eating, sports activities and many more through our student services, learning centre and enterprise.
Guest speakers from - Renlon, Rail track, NIC, NAPIT, JIB and ECA, educational and historical trips to brick manufacturers, Wealden and Down, Chatsworth House, Royal Pavilion, Hampton Court and Winsor Castle to name just a few.
Learners also attend exhibitions such as IFSEC, ELEX, NIC and London ExCel Centre.
Site visits - Contractors include Berkley Homes, Barratt Homes and Willmott-Dixon.
A significant number of 16-18 learners complete work experience through local employers and through college based projects, gaining relevant skills to increase their employability.
Enrichment activities such as a football tournament and league in Pulse Sports Centre for construction and electrical students with medals for runner ups and winners including a cup, other activities include swimming, table tennis, and pool within the common room area.
Course Content and Job Skills
- Health and Safety
- Access Equipment
- The use of a variety of hand tools to cover a range of wet trade activities.
- Screeding, Mouldings, Plaster Boards etc.
Entry RequirementsTwo GCSEs at Grade E or above or successful completion of the BTEC Level 1 Diploma are required. Behaviour and punctuality must be excellent and a reference from current course tutor or school will be required.
SuitabilityThis course is for anyone who is interested in a career in the Plastering Industry and meets the entry requirements.
Additional InformationStudents must provide their own Protection Equipment (overalls and safety boots). Practical classes cannot be completed without this important equipment.
QualificationC-Skills Diploma in Plastering Level 1
Duration1 year, 3 days per week - 15 hours in total
For information about course costs, please see the Carshalton College fees policy
Construction Work Experience with United Living +
Since November, over fifty of our students on various Construction courses and students on the Electrical Installation course from our sister college, Merton College have been on an industry placement with United Living. These students studying Level 2 and 3 have been receiving hands-on experience at Rhodes Moorhouse Court… Read More