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Construction - Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship at Furness College

Course description

This is for you if you are looking for employment that involves physical work in a variety of settings and a range of different career pathways.

Course content

Apprentice - Level 2 in Decorative Occupations
This will include: how to store materials and equipment effectively and safely, how to erect and work safely on platforms, preparing surfaces for decorating, applying paint materials by brush and roller and applying standard wallpapers to non-complex surface areas.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3 in Decorative Occupations
This will include: contributing to establishing the operational area, contributing to the progress of operations, assisting the organisation of resources, co-ordinating activities to paint by brush and roller, co-ordinating activities to hang wall coverings to complex areas and co-ordinating activities to produce advanced specialist finishes.

Entry requirements

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification.


The Apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Future opportunities

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

Further information

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How to apply

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

Last updated date: 08 March 2016
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