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Decorative Finishing Apprenticeship Level 2 at Bedford College

Course description

This Intermediate Apprenticeship will allow to you develop real skills and knowledge in painting and decorating that you can then demonstrate and provide evidence of in a real working environment. Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes: you work and get paid to gain industry qualifications. This course will combine the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding gained through a College course. This Apprenticeship will take up to two years to complete.

Course content

This course is centred around self-directed learning, where you will:

  • Use access equipment
  • Prepare surfaces for decorations
  • Apply paint by brush
  • Apply paint systems with spray equipment
  • Apply wall coverings
  • Apply specialist decorative finishings.

Entry requirements

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job role and have a keen interest in painting and decorating. Some evidence of studying at GCSE level would be an advantage.


You will be assessed via a variety of methods, including work-based assessments and the completion of tasks and assignments in College.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to a wide range of job roles in the construction industry; including, with experience, including occupational work supervision, management and technical support areas. Completion of this course will also allow you to progress on to a higher level qualification, such as a HNC/HND in a relevant subject.

Further information

To take part in this course it is essential that personal protective equipment (PPE) is worn at all times in the workplace and in College workshops.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 February 2016
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