Title

Construction & the Built Environment

Construction Skills Certificate - Plastering - R263

Wirral Waters Campus Full Time Level 1

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Students will be able to develop practical skills whilst demonstrating the application of safe practice. Progress is constantly monitored against set targets and practical tasks sheets which outline standards and expectations.

Theory sessions underpin the benefits of applying different techniques whilst target setting and written feedback of students' work will ensure students are prepared for on-line exams.

Course Details

Students will be able to participate in practical activities that develop specialist techniques specific to plastering. Theory sessions outline the application of safe practices within the construction industry whilst developing an understanding of the materials and equipment used in plastering and across other trades. Students will be able to clarify the sequential order when designing structures and planning projects on site.

Entry Guidelines

This is a Study Programme and priority will be given to those aged 16-18 years of age.

Relevant Entry Level qualification or 3GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above.

Satisfactory interview, assessment, school report and/or satisfactory reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Steel toe capped boots.

Assessment Method

Observation of practical tasks and written knowledge tests.

Additional Information

PPE must be worn at all times in college and all students must arrive at sessions on time, prepared and ready to learn with pens, paper etc.

All students must be fully committed to attend every element of their study programme; Vocational, English, maths and Work Experience.

The course requires manual dexterity and physical stamina. You will need to lift and handle tools and materials.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above)
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips
Where can I progress to?

Completion of a Level 1 programme will prepare students for progression at Level 2.

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Starting 2nd September 2019 - Ending - 26th June 2020REF R263L001

If you are aged 16-18:

This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary, and you do not have a level 3 qualification.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2019-20.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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