Painting & Decorating - Apprenticeship

Painting & Decorating

This course covers a range of techniques that will allow you to become a competent and confident painter and decorator. You will also develop your communication skills and learn about the use of drawings and specifications when on site and the processes involved in the construction of buildings.

What will I learn?

The course covers a range of techniques that will allow you to become a good painter and decorator. Examples of areas of study include:

  • Preparation of surfaces and the use of primers
  • Application of paint and methods (brush, roller and spray)
  • Types of paint, hanging wallpaper to a variety of surfaces
  • Application of specialist finishes such as rag rolling and sponging
  • Use of access equipment in painting and decorating (steps, ladders, scaffolds)

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and teaching is done in a purpose built painting and decorating workshop. The workshop has a number of rooms which include ceilings, walls, chimney breasts, window reveals, skirtings and door casings. These allow all aspects of decorating to be taught. There will be underpinning knowledge and this is done in a classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Class tests
  • Practical demonstrations
  • Multiple choice tests

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you may be able to progress to the Level 3 qualification. Successful completion of the Level 3 Apprenticeship can lead to continued employment in the trade or self-employment.

Is there anything else I need to know?

If you are looking for an employer then Preston’s College can help with this. We run a ‘passport to apprenticeship’ programme which will give you the skills to find an employer and you will be placed on our database for any employers who contact us.