You will learn to develop advanced painting and decorating techniques such as specialist decorative finishes, spraying and complex paper hanging. All teaching will take place in our fully equipped workshops 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 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating or those who have extensive and up to date industrial experience. GCSE English and Maths qualification grade D or equivalent.
Develop your skills to help you advance in to work, learning in our modern workshops.Show off your skills and participate in both national and local competitions, such as Skill Build and the Suffolk Show.You will have the opportunity to work on a range of community projects outside the college to broaden your skills and experience.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 find out the skills that they are looking for, but will always give you a good understanding of the various career opportunities and pathways.
Together 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 decorating, applying paint to complex surfaces by brush and roller, as well as hanging wall coverings to complex surfaces.
No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2016
For all students aged 19+ fees are £5421. Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learner Loans can be found at www.suffolk.ac.uk/courses/tuition-fees
Trips and visits. safety boots and overalls, and textbook Painting and Decorating:6th Edition (ISBN 9781444335019)
During my time at Suffolk New College I have taken part in various work experience projects which have helped me to gain useful work-based experience in this area.
I have also completed many projects in the well-equipped workshop, which has been a very good environment when practising and completing my assessments, particularly the purpose-built staircase.
The tutors at Suffolk New College have been very supportive during my time here. They have passed on a lot of knowledge and skills and have helped me to gain the confidence I need to set up my business.
I have enjoyed my time at Suffolk New College and I am now using the skills I have learnt and I am applying them to my work as a self-employed painter and decorator.