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Painter and Decorator Level 2 Standard


Approx. duration: 36 months

Start date: September and January

Attendance: One day a week at the Rural Campus

Entry requirements:  Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants. Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths and English 9-3/A-E or a commitment to undertake Level 2 Maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.

On programme learning: 

  • Painter and Decorator Standard
  • English and Maths (if required) Level 2

End-point assessment: Delivered by City and Guilds

Progression: On completion of this Apprenticeship, a Painter and decorator will have the opportunity to progress within the industry in more Senior roles or self-employment.

Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.

Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals factories and construction sites.

Painters and Decorators sometimes choose to specialise in certain types of projects and go on to become masters in their field. Examples include work on heritage and listed buildings, new build homes or commercial works. There is growing demand for painters and decorators to help meet the need for new homes and preserve the condition of existing housing and structures

Working internally or externally they work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solvent-borne paint coatings and wallcoverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are responsible for their own work achieving a high quality finish at the appropriate pace. They are good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades.

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