As an apprentice you will have a job and earn a wage whilst building up knowledge and skills within the construction industry, specifically in plastering. These apprenticeships are a framework of qualifications made up of an NVQ Diploma in Plastering, a Technical Diploma in Plastering, Functional Skills (English and Maths), Employee Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).
- Moving and handling resources in the workplace
- Applying finishing plaster to background surfaces in the workplace
- Plastering finishes in the workplace
- Installing direct bond dry linings in the workplace.
These apprenticeships usually take between 12 and 24 months to complete.
More advanced courses are available at the College for further progression.
Work as a plasterer, either for an established company or on a self-employed basis, on new housing, office and business developments, redecorations and extensions.
You must have GCSE English and Maths at grade E or 3 or equivalent. You must also pass an initial assessment, secure work as an apprentice and have one satisfactory reference.
CSkills Level 1 Award in Bricklaying
Manver has thrived at Bishop Burton and puts his success down to the help and support he has received from his course tutors.
Having completed his course, he is progressing to the next level and is confident he will soon be working as a self-employed bricklayer in an industry where there is a high demand for skilled workers.
“It is a very practical, hands-on course,” said Manver. “The staff are all really good and friendly. If you need any help they are always there for you.
“I’ve met so many people at Bishop Burton and I’ve learned something different every day. It is a really good College.
“I would like to be a self-employed bricklayer and am aiming for an apprenticeship to get more experience.”