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The Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating offers the opportunity to gain specialist knowledge and Decorating skills. The course offers realistic workshop scenarios, to enable learners to gain experience in applying wall coverings to complex surfaces and hanging specialist wallcoverings. There is also the chance to build on decorative skills with complex marbling and applying metal leaf products. Using spray equipment to apply paints and applying coving and decorative architectural features complete the practical requirements.

  • What will I study?

    The units you will study are likely to include:

    Core Units: Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction Unit 301/701 Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work

    Specialist Units: Unit 220 Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms Unit 311 Applying hangings to walls and ceilings Unit 312 Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work Unit 313 Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work Unit 314 Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment Unit 331 Applying water-borne paint systems using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

    All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

  • Who is this course for?

    This course is suitable for those who have completed a level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating previously, or those that are interested in progressing into heritage work and restoration.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Unit 201/601 and 301/701 City & Guilds e-volve multiple choice test or on demand externally marked paper.
    Units 220, 311, 312, 313, 314,331 - Multiple choice question paper, covering knowledge outcomes. Practical assignment, covering performance outcomes.

  • Your Study Programme

    If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme this could be a vocational or technical qualification. 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.

    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.

    If you have chosen to study for a T Level qualification, this will involve college-based theory and practice lessons along with relevant work placement to enable you to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours that employers are looking for.

    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.

    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).

  • 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

    You will require:

    • Safety boots, shoes or trainers.
    • White bib and brace decorators' overalls.
    • Pens, pencils, ruler, scale ruler, protractor, notebook, memory stick and folder.
  • Progression and Career Opportunities

    After successful completion of this course you could progress to:

    • Apprenticeship
    • L3 Built Heritage Skills Courses(On Site Assessment Training)
  • Entry Requirements for new students

    It will be a requirement to have a Level 2 Painting qualification to progress on to this Level 3 qualification. You will also need GCSE English and maths at grade 3.

  • 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.