You need a Level 1 construction craft qualification or GCSEs at grade D/3 or above in English and Maths.
You will have an interview and undertake a literacy and numeracy screening test.
You must be employed within the industry, with the main focus being on plastering techniques.
You will be required to study a variety of modules including:
Plus Functional Skills in English and Maths.
Assessment involves observation of practical work in College and the workplace, as well as written and computer-based knowledge exams.
You will be allocated an assessor who will visit you in the workplace, observe you working and also discuss your progress with your employer.
You should provide Personal Protective Equipment. Costs only apply to learners aged 19+.
You could progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship in your chosen craft.
Mother-of-two Angela Ward returned to Derby College to study painting and decorating with a clear goal in mind – to set up in business.
With skills and qualifications under her belt, she is now planning to launch her own venture decorating children’s bedrooms with bespoke artwork and murals.
Angela had previously worked with elderly people as a carer before giving up her job to bring up her children. But she was determined to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, so enrolled at College as a mature learner.
Her high quality work, dedication and professional approach earned her the Construction Built Environment prize, sponsored by Bowmer & Kirkland, at our 2014 Peak Awards.
It has been a struggle to juggle College and home life but I have loved every minute of it. The Peak Awards were a lovely way to finish my Derby College experience.