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Painting and Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship at Derby College

Course description

This course is for those in employment who wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in painting and decorating.  You will gain an insight into the opportunities within the profession as well as all the practical skills and experience you need to make rapid career progress.

Course content

You will study:
  • Health and Safety
  • Materials, Tools and Equipment Identification and Use
  • Craft Skills
  • Industrial Knowledge

Entry requirements

You should have a Level 1 construction craft qualification or GCSEs at grade D or above: English, Maths, Science and Design and Technology are desirable.  You will have an interview and aptitude test.


Assessments involve observation of practical work in College and the workplace, as well as written and computer-based knowledge exams.

Future opportunities

Further Study
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship in your chosen craft area or to other professional qualifications.

You can continue to develop your career as a construction operative. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 31 March 2016