Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Painting & Decorating

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 2 NVQ Diploma
Level 3 NVQ Diploma

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

Level 2 - 2 years
Level 3 - 13 months

Location:

Millwright Street Campus

Cost:

Funding band - £6,000 level 2
Funding band - £9,000 level 3


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Course overview

This Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

Painters and decorators use a range of materials including paint and wallpaper to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. They work on a variety of domestic and industrial projects ranging from re-decorating homes to applying heavy-duty finishes to large structures like bridges.


What skills and qualities do apprentices need?

Artistic and creative, good communication skills, observant with a good eye for detail.


Entry requirements

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this. Good GCSEs are recommended and you will be required to sit a skills assessment.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the national apprenticeship vacancy website.

If you are aged 16-18 and you are unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

You must have achieved the Level 2 NVQ Diploma to commence the Level 3 NVQ Diploma.


What would apprentices learn at College?

  • How to use painting and decorating tools and equipment
  • How to apply various oil/water based paints to different surfaces including windows, doors, ceilings and walls
  • How to use different types of access equipment safely e.g. ladders and towers
  • How to prepare different backgrounds ready to apply decorative finishing including wallpaper, paint and decorative effects
  • How to apply various types of wall coverings including free match, patterned papers and embossed
  • How to correctly apply decorative finishes such as marbling and graining, sponge stippling, stencilling and broken colour.

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.


Information for employers

If you are considering taking on an apprentice and would like to find out more about the Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship please get in touch with the apprenticeship team.

They will be able to advise you on the course content, offer advice for levy and non-levy payers and provide details on the end point assessment (EPA).

Call:

0113 222 6023

Email:

wbl@lcb.ac.uk


Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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