MCAST Diploma in Trowel Trades (Plastering and Tile Laying or Painting and Decorating)
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|MQF Level||Level 3|
|Duration||2 years on apprenticeship|
|Entry Requirements||MCAST Foundation Certificate
2 SEC/O-Level/SSC&P (Level 3) passes
A full “Secondary School Certificate and Profile” (SSC&P) at Level 2 will be accepted in
lieu of one (1) O-Level pass.
|Other Entry Requirements|
|Course Description||This course enables the student to become a career trades person in plastering and tile laying or painting and decorating. These skills are used in the construction finishing process. The sector requires trained and qualified people in the use of finishing materials such as types of plaster, plastering processes, tiles and tiling materials of high standard, painting, both as a surface finish and style of living.
During the course the student will be given the opportunity to develop personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in his/her career.
|Study/Course Delivery||This programme of study addresses the competences required as entry level to the Building and Construction Engineering sector. The achievement of the required underpinning knowledge and key skills will be accomplished through contextualising key skills and adopting a highly practical approach.|
|Assessment||Assessment of the programme is an integral part of the learning process. Varied assessment methods are employed. The learning process is completed by providing students with feedback that is both formative and summative in nature.|
|Programme Learning Outcomes||1. Carry out a risk assessment of the surrounding working environment before and after executing an assigned task
2. Identify and apply materials for specific trowel trade tasks
3. Set out tiling tasks from specifications and drawings
4. Use tools to perform floor and wall tile laying/painting and decorating.
|Core Study Units||
|Specialist Units||Plastering and Tile Laying Optional Units
• Practical Tile Laying
• Practical Plastering
Painting and Decorating Optional Units
• Painting – Technology and Practice
• Decorating Materials – Technology and Practice
|Progress After Completion||