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 3 Diploma in Bricklaying
Callum has always been interested in construction and had this course recommended to him by people he knows. He studied the level one and level two course and moved onto the level three because he wanted to build complex structures and get industry experience.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: The facilities are excellent and the new equipment and latest technology is great to practice with, so I know what to expect in the workplace. The staff also take us on lots of different trips that are linked with the units I am studying.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: I have had the opportunity to work on a number of different construction sites arranged by my tutors, including the DIY SOS show. I was able to put into practice what I was taught in the workshops and use it in the real world.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I want to get work with a local construction company and would eventually like to set up my own business in the future.