Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

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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:

  • Patterned wallpaper hanging
  • Creating and applying specialist paint finishes
  • Creating and applying specialist decorative finishes
  • Creating and applying specialist architectural finishes for decorative work
Learning style

The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake 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.

 

Facilities

Our construction workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with industry standard equipment.

Entry requirements
  • GCSEs at grade 9-4/A*-C in English and maths (or equivalent)
  • Have successfully completed the Painting & Decorating Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship

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
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 12 months
  • Campus: Main
What next?

Possible careers:

  • Painter and Decorator
  • Industrial Painting Artist
  • Matte Painting Compositor
Additional information

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.