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The course will develop your painting and decorating skills and is ideal if you have some knowledge and basic skills in Painting and Decorating or have completed a Level 1 course in Painting and Decorating.

Working closely with construction professionals you will 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:

    • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • Principles of building construction, information and communication
    • Preparing surfaces for decoration
    • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
    • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
    • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
    • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
    • Creating and applying colour

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

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This qualification is ideal for you if you are aged 16 and above and work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

  • How is the course assessed?

    The course is assessment by a combination of on-line multiple choice tests and practical assessments in the workshop.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge

    You will develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of:

    • Work hazards, safe working methods and appropriate safety requirements
    • Most appropriate products and use of colour in different settings

    • Techniques of application by brush, roller, pressure assisted roller and spray application.
  • Skills

    You will have the ability to:

    • Identify hazards and risks in the workplace ensuring a safe environment

    • Select, use, maintain and store, paint, tools, wall coverings, spray equipment, steps, ladders and towers safely

    • Use different application methods.
  • Behaviours

    What is required?

    • Responsibilities towards own and others safety in the workplace

    • Attention to detail, quality and continuous improvement
    • Effective communication in a team, with clients or with management.
  • General info

    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.

  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    You could progress on to the Level 3 in Painting and Decorating

  • Entry Requirements for new students

    Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above

  • Admissions Process

    We recommend that you attend one of our exciting open events so that you can look around the department, the college and meet the tutors. You are welcome to do this before or after you apply. These events have proved very successful in ensuring students and their families see the best of what the college has to offer such as our inspirational teaching areas, teachers, library facilities and places to eat.
    Once you have applied our experienced Enrolment Team will consider your application carefully and will let you know, by email, if the College would like to make you a conditional offer based on you meeting the specified entry requirements. If your predicted grades or career aims suggest that an alternative subject area or course level would be more appropriate for you at this stage, we will contact you either by telephone, email or text. If you have told us that you have some additional support needs we will contact you to find out more so that we can help you.