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Overview

This course offers a strong introduction to the painting and decorating trade, including general building, and will equip you with the background knowledge and skills required to progress on to developing skills in more specialist finishes.

The success rate for this course has been over 95% which means that all students have achieved their qualification, and successfully progressed to Level 2.

Course description

At our Construction Campus, you will learn the basics of painting and decorating such as, choosing the correct tools and equipment, correct preparation of surfaces and applying paint using the correct brush and roller techniques. Our fully equipped painting and decorating workshops provide the perfect setting for your introduction into this varied and skilled trade. You will also have the opportunity to work on college projects with external companies through our dedicated renovations team.

Through our links with local employers and work placement officer you will have the opportunity to possibly gain a full apprenticeship, traineeship, or even some work experience with a local employer.

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

  • Safe and efficient working practices
  • Erect and dismantle equipment and platforms
  • How to apply paint systems
  • Decorative finishes
  • The application of foundation and plain papers

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £900.00 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.
24+ 7 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year Please contact the college for fee information 1 Academic year In many cases courses fees are reduced or even free, please note this depends on your circumstances, for example if you claim JSA, you may be eligible for your fees to be reduced. Please speak to a member of staff for more details.