Bit late to the party on this one but I’ve only just spotted it.
The people who go on this course will be assessed to check they have a sufficient standard of trowel skills before they are accepted. Probably ex students from college who have completed a 2 or 3 year course or folk that are already plastering who could improve their output and do more metres a day. It is not aimed at teaching them how to plaster in 6 weeks.
The reason for this course is due to a skills shortage in plastering. House builders are looking at and using taping & jointing and airless plaster due to the difficulty they are having. So far from flooding the market it’s aimed at trying to reverse the trend which is happening and giving the folk that go on it the potential to earn enough money on site so they might stay in the industry.
Hopefully this helps to clarify the situation and I await the comments but remember @zombie
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