Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship
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About this apprenticeship
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.
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
The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
As an apprentice you can expect to be completing work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage.
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.
No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSEs 9-4/A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.
To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies which is regularly updated.
You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Course length & fees
- Course Length: 18 months
Information for Employers
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.