You will learn techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled painter and decorator. These include applying oil-based, eggshell and emulsion paints by brush and roller, wall and ceiling coverings, decorative finishes by rag rolling, sponging and stencilling.
All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshop and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.
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Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating or have an equivalent level of experience in the industry.
This study programme will provide you with a range of skills, taught in our fully equipped workshops. You will have the opportunity to test your skills and participate in competitions at both national and local level, such as Skill Build and the Suffolk Show. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of local community projects outside the College.
The study programme will also develop your personal, social and employability skills and you will receive up to the minute industry knowledge and advice on employability by visiting relevant exhibitions and construction sites.Talks from a wide range of local and national employers will ensure you understand the trade and the skills that they are looking for, but will also give you a good understanding of the various career opportunities and pathways available to you.
98% of students who completed this programme have progressed onto the
next level of study or have gone into employment, with some further
work based training, working on a construction site or in domestic and
commercial premises, to given specifications, preparing background
surfaces for painting and applying paint by brush and roller. You will
also hang standard wall coverings depending upon ability and the company
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £1880. Details regarding fee remission please contact our Support Team on 01473 382738
Trips and visits, safety boots and overalls, and textbook Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma Painting and Decorating (ISBN 9780435048341)
I could not have completed my course without my tutors help, they made learning enjoyable and very clear to understand. I am going to finish my third year of Painting and Decorating at the College and then would love to take the skills I have learned in to industry.