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Overview

This course will give you intermediate skills as a painter and decorator. At this level you will develop your skills in specialist decorative and painting finishes, including application of different types of wall and ceiling papers to surfaces. You will learn how to further develop safe and efficient working practices in line with industry requirements.

Painting and decorating is one of the most visable trades with lots of opportunity for self-employment and would suit anyone who can work either in a group or on their own. Success rate is over 95% with many learners who complete the course eventally starting up own business.

Course description

You will develop your skills and knowledge of painting and decorating in the construction centre at our Bordesley Green Campus. Our fully equipped painting and decorating workshops provide the perfect setting for your development, and our tutors will use their wealth of industry experience to help you become a competent painter and decorator.

Throughout your course you will also have the opportunity to showcase your skills at a number of events, including the Skill Build competition, and benefit from a possible apprenticeship through the fantastic links we have with local employers. You will also have the opportunity to work on college projects with external companies through our dedicated renovations team.

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
  • Preparation of surfaces
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying wallpapers to walls and ceilings

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years 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: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years 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.
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 £1000.00 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.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 9 Months - 9 Months Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 9 Months £1000.00 9 Months 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: 9 Months Please contact the college for fee information 9 Months 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.
Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years - 2 Academic years Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 7 September 2020 Duration: 2 Academic years £750.00 2 Academic years 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: 2 Academic years Please contact the college for fee information 2 Academic years 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.