GCSE Grade 2/E or above in English and Maths
Who is the course for?
The occupation covered by this apprenticeship standard is for a Plasterer that will specialise in either Solid or Fibrous plaster work after undertaking the core learning.
➜Health and safety: Health and safety hazards, current regulations and legislation. Codes of practice and safe working practices, including asbestos awareness and correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
➜Customer service: The principles of high quality customer service. Establishing the needs of others (colleagues, customers and other stakeholders). Respect the working environment including customers’ properties, impact on other trades and the project.
➜Communication: Different communication methods. How to communicate in a clear, articulate and appropriate manner. How to adapt communication style to different situations. How to interpret and use drawings and specifications.
➜Buildings: Different eras, types of construction methods, insulation considerations, facilities, fire protection. The importance of thermal/insulation to buildings, damp proofing/tanking, renovation and restoration.
➜Materials: Types of traditional and modern materials; moving, handling and storage of them; their uses and characteristics, e g types, condition, strength and compatibility. Cost awareness and environmental considerations/waste awareness, e g surface water management and recycling. Chemical damp proofing installation, moisture effects and damage.
Considerations before completing plastering work: u-vales, insulation, impact, fire proofing around steel work.
➜Dry lining: materials, methods, and finishes.
➜Application methods for different types of mortars and finishes, including heritage and how to re-instate plastering systems post chemical damp-proof injection.
➜Application methods for different types of render systems including colour rendering; run in situ moulding work in sand and cement.
➜How to fix ancillary works including beads, trims and how to use additives to form a mechanical key.
➜How to produce reverse moulds such as enriched cornices, arches, columns, pilasters, corbels ceiling centre and beam case.
➜How to cast from reverse moulds in fibrous plaster, GRG (glass fibre reinforced gypsum) and GRC (glass fibre reinforced concrete)
➜How to fix a range of cast mouldings such as enriched cornice, arches, columns, pilasters, corbels, ceiling centre and beam casing.
➜ How to restore existing mouldings including how to take squeezes of different types of mouldings using plaster, clay and silicone rubber to reproduce mouldings to match the original.