This programme will help you develop the skills required to enter a specific trade within the construction industry. You will gain the painting and decorating skills needed for construction, giving you the opportunity to progress to higher levels.
As well as improving your practical abilities, you will develop your skills in maths and English, which will support your main programme of study, enhance your life skills and help with your future career progression.
Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications and practical aptitude, and you need at least grade E GCSE in Maths and English. Following a successful interview and initial assessment results, students will be allocated a place to study the practical and theoretical elements of painting and decorating. Parents and carers are welcome to attend the interview but not the initial assessment.
Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme. Units will include safe working practices, communication skills, wallpapering and painting techniques, and calculating quantities and areas.
Assessment is through observation of practical work. You may be required to undertake real trade projects on which you will also be assessed. Your maths and English skills will be assessed through a controlled assessment or final exam.
You will need to supply your own safety footwear. A small charge may be made for other Personal Protective Equipment required to complete the course.
You can progress to a Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating as a full-time learner. There is also the potential to enter an apprenticeship or employment in the construction industry. If you pursue further studies, you will continue to develop your literacy and numeracy skills.