MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru)

MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru)

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MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru)
Course Code CE4-A3-14
MQF Level Level 4
Duration 2 years on apprenticeship
Awarding Body MCAST
Fees
Entry Requirements MCAST Certificate in Trowel Trades

or

MCAST Diploma in Trowel Trades (Plastering and Tile Laying or Painting and Decorating)

or

MCAST Certificate in Construction in Stone

or

MCAST Diploma in Construction and Stone Masonry

or

MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering

or

MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning

or

MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Sewwej)

or

4 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes

Preferred: English, Physics, Chemistry

Other Entry Requirements
Course Description This is a course which consists of higher level study units in stone restoration.

It offers students the knowledge and skills which they will need to assimilate in order to be able to analyse and generate solutions concerning typical restoration interventions. The practical training is carried out in workshops, laboratories and at heritage sites.

Throughout the programme, students will have the opportunity to work on historic sites and structures, to master maintenance, protection and preservation skills, and apply cleaning and testing techniques.

 

Study/Course Delivery
Assessment
Programme Learning Outcomes 1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment before and after executing an assigned task

2. Use basic tools on surfaces to stabilise, preserve and restore historic buildings

3. Prepare written specifications/drawings and evaluation reports for work to be carried out on historic structures

4. Identify historic building materials and the main types of materials currently in use.

Core Study Units
  • Occupational safety in the constuction industry
  • Stereotomy and stonedressing
  • Deterioration
  • Cleaning Techniques
  • Limestone studies, Protection and Maintanance
  • Restoration ┬áSite Management
  • Scaffolding systems and drawings
  • Pointing and repair
  • History of Architecture
  • Conservation and Restoration
  • Historic and contemporary construction technology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Documentation Techniques
  • Material Science
  • Synoptic Project
Specialist Units Occupational safety in the constuction industry Stereotomy and stonedressing Deterioration Cleaning Techniques Limestone studies, Protection and Maintanance Restoration Site Management Scaffolding systems and drawings Pointing and repair History of Architecture Conservation and Restoration Historic and contemporary construction technology Quantity Surveying Documentation Techniques Material Science Synoptic Project
Supplementary Units
Supporting Units
Optional Units
Progress After Completion
  • MCAST Higher Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Kapumastru)
Career Opportunities
  • Stone masonry heritage skills technician
  • Stone masonry heritage sites supervisor
  • Tendering and estimating assistant

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