Found out today they dropped the fibrous, not a big miss for me at this stage.
Big focus on external rendering, damp as well as the usual skim and prep to skim. We have been told to get learning about roofing/brickwork/general building principles and other construction related areas. That we should be working on becoming well versed in all areas and experts in some on our own time as well as learning in college. Got to get all health and safety and written exam work finished and completed successfully by Christmas leaving the rest of the year to focus on whatever skills we are deficient in personally, very intense which is just great.
Yeah well extended level 2 as I had not completed a level 1. But that would have been a waste of time as I am learning this stuff quicker than most students. I'm already starting to pass the people who have been there a year, but they are still kids, need a of help with functional skills etc and still want to muck around. I'm either in there plastering, at home plastering or finding someone else to work with. I probably put 50 hours a week into plastering either reading or doing.
The laser tool wouldn't do any good though as I freehand cut everything. I need the line on the board either pencil or chalk, the chalk line obviously being much more accurate.
I am 3 weeks into my C & G entry level plastering course. Its the first part of a 'carousel' course and we do 8 week sections on various trades from plastering to carpentry through the year. I think this is a good idea as you get to try out each trade before choosing the diploma in one of them.
Really enjoying Plastering so far and I am looking to continue onto the diploma level 1.
Good luck with all your learning!
I'm getting stuck into my level 2 p/t on a career change so trying to get as much experience as possible whilst still feeding the family. How are you all finding it? Get some good info on here but there are a few arses that try putting you down sometimes . Good luck to you all
Tuttle I reckon you'll be thankful for it. I've been building stud walls recently, the carpentry will serve you well. I wish I could get on a bricklaying course on a night time alas it will not be happening (to few people applied). But they are all skills you'll need to know about. The more the better I am finding. In my private time I split my time between learning plastering and other than that studying general principles of construction/roofing/bricks/joinery. Your course sounds great.
[/COLOR]Good weeks and bad weeks mate no doubt like you. Trying to cut it on Working Tax Credits, half housing benefit and whatever bits of money I can earn elsewhere is not easy. I've had the odd day when I wonder if its worth it, but only the odd day. Usually when I've fethed something up!