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Painting and Decorating Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship at Hertford Regional College

Course description

Painters and decorators work on all types of buildings and structures. Jobs can range from the re-decoration of domestic properties through to large industrial premises. The work is creative and can become very involved as a lot of liaison takes place with clients and/or interiors designers on colours, finishes and wallpaper patterns to be used. Decorators use a variety of different tools depending on the job, including paint spraying equipment, steamers and different types and sizes of brushes and rollers. They use these to apply a range of materials and finishes such as solvents, paints, varnishes and wall coverings.

Course content

The Apprenticeship will include a QCF Qualification which covers Functional Skills and a knowledge based element or technical certificate as listed.

Entry requirements

A contract of employment for a minimum of 30 hours per week - to include time at college - for the duration of the Apprenticeship and be paid at least the Apprenticeship national minimum wage. Additional requirements to be discussed.

Future opportunities

Decorators could work within smaller domestic properties, large organisations or for contractors working on the last stages within a construction site.

Further information

In addition all Apprenticeships include:

• Induction and Employee Rights and Responsibilities

• Functional Skills (as required)

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills are mapped and embedded (Creative Thinking, Independent Enquiry, Reflective Learning, Team Working, Key Management, Effective Participation)

• Guided Learning on and off the job through training, set tasks or independent study

• Coaching and mentoring in the workplace

• Achievement Records of all Training and Development activity

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 Years
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.