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Level: 1

Location: Hudson Building

Years: 1

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This programme of study 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.

Entry requirements

Offers of a place on the course are dependent on qualifications and practical aptitude.  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.

Course Content

Practical and theoretical tests will be delivered throughout the programme. Units will include safe working practices, communication skills, basic wallpapering and painting techniques.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is via 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.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

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.

What can I do after this course?

You can progress to a Level 2 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 pursuing further studies, you will continue to develop your literacy and numeracy skills.

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