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Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at Gloucestershire College

Course description

As a Painter and decorator you will use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. These surfaces could include plaster, metal and wood. If you like practical work and enjoy being artistic, this could be a perfect career for you.

As a painter and decorator, you would work on a variety of domestic and industrial projects ranging from re-decorating homes to applying heavy-duty finishes to large structures like bridges.

Course content

Work would include:

  • measuring surface areas to work out how much paint or wall covering you need
  • stripping off old wallpaper or paint
  • filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • preparing surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • mixing paint to the right shade, either by hand or using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • applying layers of paint and hanging wallpaper

Entry requirements

To enrol on the Level 2 apprenticeship you will need to be working with a local employer and you will need to have 3 GCSE's at grade D or above including Maths, English and a Science/technical qualification.

Future opportunities

Upon successfully completing your Level 2 qualification you will be able to seek full-time employment with your employer. You may wish to consider exploring higher level qualifications to enhance your employability.

Further information

Steel toe capped shoes/boots and sturdy clothing to protect your body will be required.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 05 April 2016
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