Painting & Decorating (Level 3)

Painting & Decorating (Level 3)

Subject Area: Construction


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152863
  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 in Painting & Decorating including GCSE English and/or maths at grade 4 (C)


    extensive and up to date industrial experience including English and/or maths at grade 4(C).

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    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.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    Develop your skills to help you advance into 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 also give you a good understanding of the various career opportunities and pathways.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Estimating | Hands-on | Patience | Project Management | Customer Service

    Next Steps

    Students can work towards securing employment with the opportunity to continue studying under the apprenticeship scheme. Progress in your career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project/Contracts Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer, or Commercial Manager.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt, overalls, and textbook Painting & Decorating: 6th Edition (ISBN 9781444335019).

    Lindsay Perkins - Level 3 Painting and Decorating

    "I have completed many projects in the well-equipped workshop. 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."