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Painting & Decorating City & Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

The course is for you if you already have a Level 2 qualification in Painting and Decorating or relevant industrial experience.

Course content

The course is at a skilled level. By the time you complete the course you will be at a competent level in the subject. You will be able to hang wallpaper, use spraying equipment and carry out any painting tasks.

Entry requirements


Successful completion of Level 2 in the subject plus maths or English at grade C/ 4


You will be assessed by taking on-going tests with a more comprehensive test at the end of programme. There is also practical testing of skills throughout the course.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the course you will be able to demonstrate a high level of skill in the trade. You can progress on to employment or self-employment.

Further information

The skills and knowledge gained on this course will prove invaluable to prospective employers. If you are 16-18 years old, you may be eligible for our FREE bus pass. Find out more:

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 23 October 2017

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