Painting & Decorating and Plastering Courses at Derby College

A career in construction gives you the chance to improve the world we live in. You’ll be involved in designing, planning, maintaining, repairing and building our houses, transport systems, hospitals, factories and shops.

Is this you?

  • Interested in design and technology
  • Good at paying attention to detail
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Work well in a team
  • Good practical skills
  • Want to work in an industry that is always changing and moving forward

Getting into Painting & Decorating and Plastering

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  • Full time at CollegeThere is a wide range of full-time Construction courses offered at Derby College, preparing you for jobs in wood occupations, painting and decorating, plastering, trowel occupations, plumbing and electrical installation.
  • ApprenticeshipsThese are available with Derby College in many crafts such as brickwork, carpentry and joinery, plastering, painting and decorating, electrical installation and plumbing. For some apprenticeships, you will need GCSEs or Functional Skills in English and Maths.
  • Higher education To do some jobs in the construction industry, such as architect, civil engineer or quantity surveyor, you will need a degree, foundation degree or HND. You can study full time at university or part time alongside a job. Derby College itself offers a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment as well as a Foundation Degree in Construction Management.
  • Jobs You could take an unskilled job, for example as a labourer, as a step into construction work and do more ‘on the job’ training in the future.

Why Choose Derby College?

  • Our courses combine hands-on training, the highest industry standards and employability skills ¬to give you a real head start in your career.
  • We provide superb purpose-built facilities with generous space for practical construction work at both our Derby and Ilkeston campuses.
  • Our expert staff have vast experience as well as great contacts across the industry.
  • You can showcase your skills through high-profile competitions, community initiatives and ‘real-world’ projects set by employers. You could even go abroad on a work experience exchange.

Build a brighter future in one of the UK’s largest industries. At Derby College, you’ll become a ‘work-ready’ construction professional, equipped with all the skills that employers need for today and tomorrow.

 

Derby College Course Listings - Construction - Painting & Decorating and Plastering

 

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating: Site Hudson Building

FT Advanced Apprenticeship in Plastering: Site Hudson Building

FT Advanced Diploma in Painting and Decorating : Site Hudson Building

FT Advanced Diploma in Plastering: Site Hudson Building

PT DIY Home Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating: Site Hudson Building

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Plastering: Site Hudson Building

FT Intermediate Apprenticeship in Tiling: Site Hudson Building

FT Intermediate Diploma in Painting and Decorating: Site Hudson Building

PT Intermediate Diploma in Plastering: Site Workplace

FT Intermediate Diploma in Plastering : Site Hudson Building

PT Introduction to Plastering: Site Hudson Building

FT Introductory Diploma in Painting and Decorating : Site Ilkeston

FT Introductory Diploma in Painting and Decorating : Site Hudson Building

FT Introductory Diploma in Plastering: Site Hudson Building

PT Wallpapering Skills for Beginners: Site Hudson Building

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Maths and English

You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.

If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.

We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.

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When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Engineering, ICT and Motor Vehicle Engineering are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.

Maths & English

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Angela Ward

Angela Ward

Brushing up on skills for a decorating business

Mother-of-two Angela Ward returned to Derby College to study painting and decorating with a clear goal in mind – to set up in business.

With skills and qualifications under her belt, she is now planning to launch her own venture decorating children’s bedrooms with bespoke artwork and murals.

Angela had previously worked with elderly people as a carer before giving up her job to bring up her children. But she was determined to pursue her entrepreneurial dreams, so enrolled at College as a mature learner.

Her high quality work, dedication and professional approach earned her the Construction Built Environment prize, sponsored by Bowmer & Kirkland, at our 2014 Peak Awards.

It has been a struggle to juggle College and home life but I have loved every minute of it. The Peak Awards were a lovely way to finish my Derby College experience.

Did you Know?

  • Construction is one of the UK’s most dynamic sectors, employing an estimated 2.9 million people – around 10% of all jobs
  • For every £1 invested in construction, £2.84 is generated for the wider economy
  • 42% of construction firms are experiencing difficulties in recruiting staff with the right skills
  • Construction contributes nearly £90 billion to the UK economy, 6.7% of the total
  • 13.5% of people in the industry are women

Recent Vacancies

Painter and decorator
£18,000 per year.
Enhancing homes

Carpenter
£18,000 per year.
Constructing and repairing

Bricklayer
£24,000 per year
Working on house extensions

Electrician
£25,000 per year.
Repairing plant and machinery

Construction project manager
£31,500 per year.
Overseeing major schemes

Quantity Surveyor
£40,000 per year.
Advising on financial and contractual matters

Site Information

Roundhouse

Courses in this area are run at our Roundhouse campus (including Johnson and Hudson Buildings) and our Ilkeston campus.

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Useful Websites

www.citb.co.uk/en-GB/Careers-in-Construction
For information on a wide range of construction careers and the skills and qualifications needed

www.bconstructive.co.uk
For young people interested in a career in construction

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