PaintingSkillsAcademy – TRAINING
Activity /


Name of the activity/unit

ECVET Earth Building – Unit R2: Clay plaster – Repair and conservation in earth building (Surface treatments, maintenance and repair of clay plasters)

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


•   Techniques for maintenance and touching up

•   Damage

•   Causes of damage: plaster mix, application, construction, external factors

•   Different repair options and accurate touching up

•   Conservation aspects of traditional clay plasters and backgrounds, including earthen walls

•   Finished plaster quality to achieve the required standard for the particular conditions of use

•   Options for final surface treatments and coatings onto clay plasters: fixatives, paints, plasters with other binders, tiles, glass, wood, wallpaper

•   External clay plaster and renders onto earthen walls

•   Composition and application of clay slip, clay paint and washes

•   Use of lime onto a clay plaster background and issues of bonding and carbonation

•   Composition and application of lime plasters and paints

•   Impacts of surface treatments on issues of permeability, health and environment

•   Maintenance, repair and surface treatments:

·  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 Use maintenance techniques

• Identify and classify damage

• Make test panels and interpret the results to determine the correct mixture for repairs

• Protect ad􏰃oining surfaces

• Repair damage to any level

• Make seamless 􏰃oins with repair plaster

• Demonstrate paint effects onto sample clay plaster boards

• Paint clay plaster with clay and lime based paints and washes

• Prepare and apply fixatives

• Make sample boards of lime putty based plaster

• Select, calculate and source materials

• Select and use appropriate tools, machinery and equipment for maintenance, repair and surface treatments

• Organise the building site

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

Responsibility and autonomy •   Explain the cause of damage and account for your chosen repair technique

•   Plan and organise all the steps involved in the repair of clay plaster 􏰞 from the analysis of damage and remedy through to surface finish, as on usual and predictable building sites

•   Plan and organise all the steps involved in the application of paints onto clay plaster as on usual and predictable building sites

•   Identify and recognise the value of traditional and heritage plaster backgrounds and clay plasters

•   Control the quality of the work

•   Supervise and co􏰞ordinate the entire work process

•   Input into the decision making process concerning surface treatments and􏰟or repair techniques

•   􏰄Advise on techniques and options for repair and maintenance

•   􏰄Advise on the impacts of different surface treatments on issues of permeability, health and environment

•   􏰄Advise other trades on suitable surface treatments and coatings and their application

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

→ depending on the type and goal of the activity

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.