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Decorative Finishing Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at Bedford College

Course description

This Advanced 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 one year to complete provided Level 1 and 2 qualifications have been achieved.

Course content

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

  • Hang a variety of wallcoverings
  • Produce various decorative techniques
  • Apply metal leaf
  • Apply paints to architectural work
  • Install coving and artexing.

Entry requirements

You must be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in a relevant job role, and have a Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma or Apprenticeship.


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 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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