PaintingSkillsAcademy – TRAINING
Activity /


Name of the activity/unit

ECVET Earth Building – Unit D: Interior design with clay plaster

Ident number of the activity / UNIT
Activity type Self study

Face-to-face training course (Face-to-face practical) training course)

E-learning course


Workshop laboratory

EQF-Level Level reached at the end of the training / activity

Level 2, 3

Field Vocational preparation

Vocational training

further education

Additional qualification

Target group Young people without a school leaving certificate.

Young people with a school leaving certificate.

Trainees / apprentices. 

Employees with and without a professional qualification.

Adult learners


Entry requirement Graduation Professional


Work experience (for level 3)

Depends on level


Provider, place of learning Educational institute Educational organisation – ArTUR (NGO)

Vocational training school

Master painter school

Contact details of the provider Last name, first name Kierulfová Zuzana

Position / area of responsibility  chairwoman

Telephone, fax, email  00421 905514725


Lecturer / Trainer Last name, first name Gulašová Ľubica

Short profile

2013 – completed higher education at UKF in Nitra, Faculty of Arts

2014 – completed vocational training with certificate in stove-building

She has been working as clay, lime and tadelakt plasterer, clay decorator, clay floor builder since 2013.

Teaching experience: since 2014, she has been a trainer at the courses of ArTUR on the professional topic of clay and lime, clay and lime paints and fixatives, as well as on the topic of marketing and communication. On behalf of the ArTUR organisation, she presented clay plasters at conferences and gave practical seminars in Slovakia, Czech Republic, France and Norway.

Dates, duration of the activity Date (from … to …) and times

Hours, days, weeks, months, …  Each Unit 3 days, 26 hours, Each Unit cca 4 time a year

Attendance mode Full time  Full 3 days

Part-time (extra-occupational) …

Prices per person (participant) (1)   Cost of the activity: … € per activity / UNIT / course / seminar / workshop / etc.
170 € per Unit in Slovak l., 250 € per Unit in English l.

(2)   Material costs: … € per activity / UNIT / course / seminar / workshop / etc.
Included in price

(3)   Examination fees: … € per activity / UNIT / course / seminar / workshop / etc.
Included in price

Max. Number of participants max.number of people per activity / UNIT / course / seminar / workshop / etc.
15 per Unit
Funding opportunities Note:

Learning location

National framework

Ident number of the activity / UNIT
Goals / field of competence Description of the goals (general goals) that can be achieved with this activity.
Training tasks Description of detailed goals / content (fine goals). Learning outcomes according to PSA qualification portfolio:
Knowledge Level 3


•        Clay in design: cultural and historical diversity

•        Design techniques of clay plaster using colour, texture, surface finish and thickness of the layer

•        Composition of fine and coloured finish coats using own made clay plaster, manufactured mixes,
clay or earth powders

•        Colouring and texturing additives

•        Suppliers of manufactured products

•        The colours of earth

•        Basic knowledge of colour theory: colour symbolism, colour ordering, colour contrasts, effects of colour

•        Basic knowledge of interior design: surfaces and light, accents, subdivision of surfaces,
colour balance

•        􏰄ssessment and preparation of background

•        Surface finishes and how to create them􏰅 sequencing of steps, tools and materials

•        􏱂Joins between clay surfaces and 􏰃oins with other materials

•        􏰄wareness of health and environmental issues in designing with clay plaster

•        Preparation and application of fine and coloured finish coats:

·  Current legislative workplace requirements

·  Relevant codes of practice and current standards for quality of work and materials

·  Tools, machinery and equipment

·  The order of work
· Safe and healthy working practices

Skills • Create a design concept for the combination of two different surfaces in a room

• Prepare clay plasters for decoration varying the hue and lightness of the manufactured or own made plasters by either adding pigments or by mixing the plasters

• Make and compare sample boards and sample wall panels with own made and manufactured plasters

• Prepare the background

• Protect ad􏰃oining surfaces

• Sub􏰞divide wall surfaces, make different plasters based on the sample boards, and apply them according to the design

• Make 􏰫 different surface finishes and textures􏰞 􏰂oated, sponged, or with decorative surface structures

• Execute 􏰃oins between clay surfaces and with other materials

• Calculate quantities, check supplies and prepare materials

• Select and use appropriate tools, machinery and equipment for the preparation and application of fine and coloured finish coats including the surface finish

• Organise the work place

• Comply with current legislation, official guidance and workplace safety requirements at all times

Responsibility and autonomy •  􏱃Have an appreciation of the aesthetic and environmental impact of different plaster surfaces and finishes

•  Describe the design concept making reference to contrast, colour balance and accents

•  With the materials provided, plan and organise the preparation and application of several fine and coloured finish coats for usual and predictable building sites, according to the design brief

•  􏰄Awareness of the value of experimental work in the personal creative process

•  Control the transference of the design􏰅 control the accurate colouring and texturing of the plasters according to the design brief

•  Work in accordance with the building schedule and with other trades, identify problems and record and report in accordance with occupational procedure

•  􏰄Advise on design possibilities with clay plaster and on application techniques

Assessment board Examination committee (national, European) Mostly national, usually the trainer

Expert committee (national, European) …

→ depending on the type and goal of the activity

Assessment basis Description of assessment principles (regulations for assessment), e.g.:

Documentation of the work process (videos, photos, websites, etc.).

Written report with explanation.

Notes on reflection.

→ depending on the type and goal of the activity

Assessment sheet: Criteria for the Evaluation of Skills

Assessment criteria’s Description of criteria / evaluations / priorities, such as e.g:

30% in writing (knowledge)  YES

60% practical (skills)  YES

10% vocal / oral (technical discussion)  YES

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PSA certificate Confirmation of participation in the activity.

Certificate / Diploma: Examination passed or not passed. ECVET Certificate, + national certificate (one module of acredited course)

Certificate with examination results (grades, points).

→ depending on the type and goal of the activity

Advice on personal career planning Individual recommendations.

Career opportunities.