Construction and the Built Environment

Summary of course

This painting and decorating course is ideal for you if you are a school leaver looking to gain the skills necessary to seek employment within the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification.

Working closely with construction professionals you will start to develop your painting and decorating skills while being creative to design and create interior design solutions that meet the needs of your customers. From initial concept through to design and build stages you will develop ideas that are practical, aesthetically pleasing, and conducive to the intended purposes your customers.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

You will also study for qualifications in Functional Skills and Employability and Social Development.

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

How is the course assessed?

Practical assessments and on-line multiple choice tests.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This painting and decorating course is ideal for you if you are a school leaver looking to gain the skills necessary to seek employment within the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating and wish to gain a Level 1 qualification.

Progression and Career Opportunities

If you achieve your Level 1 qualification in Painting and Decorating your progress onto the Level 2 Painting and Decorating.

Entry Requirements for new students

4 GCSEs at Grade 2

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

General Info (materials required for the course)

Students are expected to come to College every day with a scientific calculator, ruler, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom. For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities.

Course fee information

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