About the course
This apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to start a career or develop your existing skills in painting and decorating. As a painting and decorating apprentice you will develop your practical hand skills and technical knowledge required to work in the construction industry as a professional and competent painter and decorator. You will work on projects ranging from re-decorating homes and commercial buildings (using paint, varnish and/or wallpaper) to applying heavy-duty finishes to large structures, like bridges.
Suitable job roles
- Painter and Decorator
- Industrial Painting Artist
- Matte Painting Compositor
What you will learn
Main duties will include:
- Measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering is required
- Stripping off old wallpaper
- Filling holes and cracks and levelling surfaces
- Preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat
- Mixing paint to the right shade
- Applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
Our construction workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with industry standard equipment.
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
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You will attend college on block release to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Assessor, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.