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Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at City College Plymouth

Course description

Whether you are used to re-decorating houses or applying heavy-duty finishes to huge structures, you will already have had plenty of practice painting and decorating. Now, because you might be soon employed on big commercial developments, or on small-scale domestic jobs, repairs and restoration, we will delve into the planning and organisational side in more detail. You will become confident using more complex, decorative and specialist finishes too. 

Course content

The course content will include:

  • NVQ Level 3 in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations • one of two occupational routes may be pursued as follows: painter and decorator, and industrial painter
  • Functional Skills: maths level 2 and English level 2
  • technical certificate: Diploma Level 3
  • Employment Responsibilities and Rights (ERR) programme

Entry requirements

Entry on completion of NVQ 2 and by an initial assessment at level to at the Work-based Learning Department. 


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job. There are also tests at the end of each unit and an end exam. 

Future opportunities

Successful completion will greatly enhance employment opportunities and progression. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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