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::PLASTERING ::PARTITIONING & DRY LINING ::2-DAY METAL PARTITIONING
::INTRODUCTORY ARTEXING ::ADVANCED ARTEXING ::NVQs & ICA

RECOGNITION OF COURSES

The Plastering and Artexing School is approved by the CITB and City & Guilds to teach Plastering skills to NVQ (National Vocational Qualification) standards. We are also approved by Artex Ltd to instruct artexing courses, again to NVQ standards.

Our courses are also recognized by The Learning Skills Council and The Guild of Master Craftsmen Ltd.

COURSES WE RUN:

National Vocational Qualification (NVQ)

PLASTERING

The NVQ Certificate provides formal recognition of success in units, made up of a number of elements of competence.

Each element can be separately assessed, units and elements may be assessed in any order and there is no limitation on the period of time over which this may take place. To gain formal recognition of success in a unit of competence, the candidate must demonstrate the ability to meet all criteria for every element in the unit. To achieve the full qualification the candidate must be working in the industry, meet the criteria and pass an independent Health & Safety test, which will be arranged at the nearest D.V.L.A centre.

Units you must complete to achieve this qualification as follows:-

MRO7  Store resources ready for use
MRO8  Erect and dismantle working platforms
MRO9  Contribute to efficient working practices

Plus either

Solid Work

MR219  Fix sheet, coving materials and EML to background
MR220  Produce internal solid plastering finishes
MR221  Produce external solid plastering finishes
MR222  Provide floor screeds
MR226  Apply and fix dry lining boards - direct bond

or

Fibrous Work

MR223  Produce fibrous plastering components
MR225  Fix and repair fibrous components

The Award/NVQ for which you are registering can be tailored to your requirements:

Example for 6 week block syllabus:

  1. Week every other month or
  2. Week blocks every 3-4 months
  3. One day a week (Fridays)

This is normally discussed on induction before commencement of your course, to ensure mutual (you and centre) requirements.

As each individual achieves at different levels of learning, the course can be extended to ensure all units/elements are covered, until you are confident within your chosen trade.

Intermediate Construction Award(ICA)

PLASTERING

ICA’S are aimed at people who are not at this moment working in the construction industry or people wishing to change trades, either within the construction industry or not. All assessments and training are completed within training establishments. All ICA units are related to their equivalent NVQ unit, and will tell you what extra assessment is needed to gain the related NVQ unit once working on site. To achieve this award you must also pass an independent Health & Safety test and a separate knowledge test (knowledge test externally set and marked by City & Guilds on set dates throughout the year).

Units you must complete to achieve this award are as follows:-

ICA 100 Store materials & equipment
ICA 101 Erect & dismantle basic working platforms
ICA 102 Work efficiently
ICA 116 Fix sheet materials
ICA 117 Internal solid plastering
ICA 118 External solid plastering
ICA 119 Floor screeding
ICA 120 Dry lining - direct bond
ICA 121 Basic fibrous plastering
ICA 122 Basic repairs to fibrous plastering

Health & Safety will be integral to all of the above units.

The Award/NVQ for which you are registering can be tailored to your requirements:-

Example:

  1. Week every other month or
  2. Week blocks every 3-4 months
  3. One day a week (Fridays)
  4. Six week block syllabus

This is normally discussed on induction before commencement of your course, to ensure mutual (you and centre) requirements.

As each individual achieves at different levels of learning, the course can be extended to ensure all units/elements are covered, until you are confident within your chosen trade.

NVQ Unit Accreditation Artex Texture Coatings

This course is aimed at delivering the CITB/City & Guilds Unit MR249 Co-ordinate Activities to install coving, centre pieces and produce brush, roller and comb textured finishes, which is the texturing part of an NVQ Level Three qualification (decorative occupations).

This unit is about: -

  1. Interpreting instructions
  2. Planning, organising and adopting safe and healthy working practices
  3. Co-ordinating, selecting and preparing materials and components
  4. Installing coving products
  5. Installing centre-piece products
  6. Preparing surfaces for texturing, taping, caulking and sealing
  7. Producing textured patterns with a brush
  8. Producing textured patterns with a roller
  9. Producing textured patterns with a comb
  10. Producing a range of laced textured finishes
  11. Working on new and altered contracts

The course is set over a two week syllabus, covering both the practical and knowledge requirements of the award. there will be some written work required to ascertaining the knowledge requirement.

Upon completion of the course your skill will be assessed, and if found to be to standard the centre will apply to the awarding body for unit accreditation which is a nationally recognised award.

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City and Guilds Guild of Master Craftsmen

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