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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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Brad Peters

Brad Peters

Plastering apprenticeship with Horbury and Derby College is brilliant, says Brad

Young plasterer Brad Peters loves his apprenticeship with Horbury Building Systems and is looking forward to getting a trade under his belt. Brad, who is 16 and studying for his level 2 plastering qualification via Derby College, has described both his job and his college course as “brilliant.” Now just over six months into his apprenticeship, he is gaining valuable on the job experience alongside Horbury plasterer Paul Coward on a range of commercial contracts. Brad, who is from South Wingfield, wasn’t sure what to do when he first left school but the idea of learning a trade strongly appealed to him. After hearing about Rotherham-based Horbury through a friend of his sister, he contacted the national construction group directly and grasped the opportunity to train as a plasterer. Under Paul’s expert supervision, Brad is currently working on the plastering elements of a new student accommodation block in Coventry and has previously assisted Paul on commercial contracts in Sheffield, Huddersfield, Rochdale and Hull. Brad’s apprenticeship also marks the beginning of a great relationship between Derby College and Horbury, with the company looking to take on more apprentices via the college over the next 12 months

Like with anything there are some jobs I like more than others. Of course scraping and preparation has to be done first, which no one likes much, but I really enjoy the plastering part. It's quite a skill and involves a lot of attention to detail. I'm also enjoying going to Derby College on day release. The facilities there are great and all the teaching staff are very helpful.

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