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Level: N/A

Location: Ilkeston

Years: 1

Weeks: 5

Hours: 2.50

Start: Various Dates (Please press the Book Now Button to View Dates)

Days / Times: Thursday 18:00 to 20:30

Tuition (£): 125.00*

Interview: N

Course Summary

Are you are a homeowner looking to save money on a DIY plastering project, or an experienced tradesperson looking to extend your skills?

This five-week introduction is ideal for those who do not have the time or money to work towards a qualification but wish to learn the key principles of plastering without the burden of exams.

You will be taught by a plastering specialist who will provide in-time demonstrations and specialist tips on how to get started.

Entry requirements

All adults are welcome, aged 19+.

There are no formal entry requirements for this experience - you just need a keen interest in home DIY and saving money!

Course Content

Working within a warm and relaxed group environment, we will cover everything from the importance of health and safety to the correct use of materials and tools for application and finishing.

You will explore a variety of plastering activities, such as:

  • Fixing plasterboard to stud work
  • Professional flat skimming techniques for walls and ceilings
  • Dry lining with plasterboard and adhesive
  • Re-skimming techniques
  • Feather-in for patch repairs
     

How will I be assessed?

There are no assessment criteria - just observe, have a go and enjoy!

If you have your own desired project or design, please feel free to discuss this with the course facilitator.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

All materials will be included in the cost you pay.

Please note that you are likely to get messy, so consider wearing appropriate clothing.  You will be working within a practical environment so steel-capped safety shoes must be worn in the workshop at all times.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

You could consider studying:

  • DIY Home Skills for Beginners
  • Home Carpentry and Joinery for Beginners
  • Introduction to Bricklaying
  • Plumbing Around the Home

 

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* Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are not entitled to any concessions.
*** Co-Tuition - This figure is the fee to be paid if you are entitled to any partial concessions.

This course is run at the Ilkeston Campus

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Keiran Dixon

Keiran Dixon

Apprenticeship opens doors for Kieran as he masters trades

Kieran Dixon jumped at the chance to learn a range of trades when he landed a maintenance apprenticeship through Derby College. Seventeen-year-old Kieran was one of two teenagers chosen after Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings gave a presentation to students at the college’s campus in the town. Now he was switched from his Level 2 Diploma in Plastering to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance. Kieran praised the college’s teaching staff, saying they make the course fun and show you “what it’s like in the real world.” He studies one day a week in college and works with Belfield on the other four. Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said he received a number of good applications and he was able to take on two candidates. He said: “The two lads only started earlier this month, but we’re pleased with their application and work. Our aim is to invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul.”

I was attracted by the fact that the job and the course together give you the chance to learn all the different trades. Hopefully I can get qualified and go onto Level 3 Maintenance. The apprenticeship opens more doors, you can learn to drive for instance.

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