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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Will the course be beneficial for me?
A: The course will instruct you in the correct methods and applications of plastering, covering, plaster boarding, backing plasters' and finishes, the fixing of angle beads, working to windows, ceilings and walls, thus giving giving you the information needed to become a competent plasterer.

Q: Is the centre providing courses recognised by governing bodies within the construction industry and registered with them?
A: Yes, the Plastering & Artexing School is approved by the CITB and City Guilds to teach plastering skills to NVQ standards. We are also approved by Artex Limited to instruct Artexing to NVQ standards (centre No. 3558). Our short duration courses are also approved by the Learning Skills Council, Artex and the Guild of master craftsmen and CITB.

Q: Can the centre offer me an NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) or alternative?
A: Yes, the Plastering & Artexing School can offer you NVQ and construction award courses. The short duration courses are instructed to NVQ standards, and can be used towards NVQ Unit portfolios.

Q: Are the instructors qualified to teach the course, and what experience and qualifications do they have?
A: There are four instructors at the school with 70 years' practical experience between them, of these 18 years are teaching experience. Between them they hold City & Guild, NVQ Advanced Craft, Artex & Europlaster qualifications.

Q: How many students are there per instructor?
A: There are maximum of twelve students per instructor, to enable each trainee to receive individual attention, enabling them to develop at their own pace, as their knowledge and experience grows.

Q: Are the courses practical?
A: Over the last twelve years we have developed excellent skills in training various plaster related trades in a strictly practical (hands on) framework. There is no written work on the short duration courses but you are given important notes and information at the end of the course.

Q: Is the certification recognised by governing bodies?
A: Yes, all the certifications  is recognised by bodies within the construction industry, NVQ's and construction awards, CITB, short duration courses LSC, Artex and Guild of Master craftsmen.

Q: Will I be able to plaster / artex / dryline after one week?
A: We guarantee at the end of the course you will be able to do whichever course you applied for. The courses are 100% practical demonstrating the correct methods of application, giving you the confidence to apply your new found skills in the work place - speed will come with experience!

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