MCAST Advanced Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Mastru)
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|MQF Level||Level 4|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Certificate in Trowel Trades|
MCAST Diploma in Trowel Trades (Plastering and Tile Laying or Painting and Decorating)
MCAST Certificate in Construction in Stone
MCAST Diploma in Construction and Stone Masonry
MCAST Diploma in Construction Engineering
MCAST Diploma in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
MCAST Diploma in Masonry Heritage Skills (Sewwej)
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.
|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|
|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|
|Progress After Completion|