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Painting & Decorating (Level 2) at CITB-ConstructionSkills

Course description

The role of a painter and decorator in the construction industry is normally more involved than simply decorating a room in a house. For example, oil rigs, bridges and steelwork all need heavy-duty coatings.

On the other end of the scale, stately homes or grand hotels also need painters and decorators who can skillfully apply gold leaf to ornate fixtures and fittings.

Entry requirements

There are no set entry requirements to train as a painter and decorator, although GCSEs/Standard Grades in Maths, English and Technology may be helpful for the calculations, measurements and theory.

Entry to an apprenticeship scheme will usually involve a selection test. You will also need a keen interest in art and design.

Financial information

Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to learn whilst you earn. A newly recruited apprentice can expect to earn around 100 per week, which will increase with qualifications and experience.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact CITB-ConstructionSkills directly.

Last updated date: 26 October 2015
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