PaintingSkillsAcademy – TRAINING
Activity /


Name of the activity/unit

ECVET Earth Building – Unit O: Decorative techniques

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


•        Decorative elements with clay plaster: cultural and historical diversity

•        Basic knowledge of decoration and ornamentation: basic forms, function and effects

•        Decorative elements in design with clay

•        The process of decoration 􏰞 from design concept through to execution

•        Relief techniques: sgraffitto and relief sculpting

•        Other techniques: stencilling, imprints, combination with other materials

•        􏰄Assessment and preparation of backgrounds

•        A􏰄ppropriate plaster mixes for stencilling, sgraffito and relief sculpting

•        A􏰄ppropriate plaster structures: thickness, function, number of layers and reinforcing mesh

•        Structural characteristics of the plaster

•        Tracings and stencils

•        Pattern ad􏰃ustment for corners

•        Planning and making decorative elements:
· Current legislative workplace requirements
· Relevant codes of practice and current standards for quality of work and materials
· Tools, special tools, machinery and equipment · The order of work
· Safe and healthy working practices

Skills • Design decorative elements with clay plaster for a wall

• Prepare and test plasters for one of the decorative techniques

• 􏰄ssess and if necessary prepare the background

• Make tracings

• Transfer decorative elements to the wall

• Make samples of different decorative elements through stencilling, sgraffito or relief sculpting

• Execute the decorative elements for a wall following the design brief

• Calculate quantities, check supplies and prepare materials

• Select and use appropriate tools, machinery
and equipment for different decorative techniques

• Organise the work place

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

Responsibility and autonomy •   Draft a proposal for a decorative element for a wall with reference to basic decorative and ornamental theory

•   With the materials provided plan and organise all the steps in executing a given design for a decorative element as for usual and predictable building sites

•   Be aware of the value of experimental work in the personal creative process

•   Control the quality of the transference and execution of the decorative element

•   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 options for decorative elements and on the application of stenciling, sgraffitto and relief sculpting

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.