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Painting and Decorating - Diploma Level 3 at Middlesbrough College

Course description

This course is designed for students who are interested in developing /advancing their technical skills in Painting & Decorating. The course has a range of exciting content where you will have the opportunity to test your ability and advance your skills against the complex surfaces within the Painting & Decorating workshop. You will understand how to estimate materials and price up jobs and learn how to be competitive within the industry. You will produce specialist decorative effects and install centre pieces and coving and hang specialist wall coverings as well as all other traditional aspects of painting & decorating. Some learners from the course will be chosen to represent the college at local and national skills competitions. Tutors will support learners into real life work placements that will help you to develop your understanding of what the industry is about whilst preparing you for the world of work. The college’s excellent links with employers could open the door to employment with training in the form of an Apprenticeship or fulltime employment. Health and safety is paramount within the industry and you will be trained in all aspects of this to ensure that you are kept safe throughout the programme and all work placements. See below for bullet points of the main areas that you will study:- Using access and tower scaffolds safely Installing centre pieces and coving Technical drawing and diagrams/stencils for producing specialist painted decorative work Apply and rectify Airless and HVLP spray systems Replicating marble and producing wood graining effects Applying specialist wall-coverings to a staircase also ceilings ,archways reveals and columns All students will either gain or enhance their existing English and Maths qualifications that will help them to progress to higher levels in the same or different trade areas. These skills are essential and there is a particularly common thread of mathematics that runs through all construction qualifications.

Course content

Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms Applying Hangings to Walls and Ceilings Producing Specialist Finishes for Painted & Decorative Work Producing Specialist Architectural Finishes for Decorative Work Applying Water-borne Paint Systems using Airless Equipment Applying water-borne Paint Systems using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

Entry requirements

Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating "If you do not have a Grade A to C in English and/or Maths, you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your Study Programme."


On-going assessment will take place throughout the course with a strong emphasis on practical skills. There are also a number of short theory tests and a multiple choice on-line exam at the end of the course. Units 201 and 301 Examinations provided on e-volve Units 311, 312, 313, 314, 331 and 220 Multiple choice question paper, covering knowledge outcomes Practical assignment, covering performance outcomes.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to Higher Education Courses such as ONC / HNC Building Studies which can lead to supervisory and management positions within the Construction Industry. You could also use the skills that you have learned on this course to move to another trade area at the same or higher level. You could progress onto an Apprenticeship programme if you have an employer where you would be paid for working and still attend college for one day per week. The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 April 2016
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