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Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship Intermediate at East Berkshire College

Course description

All Apprenticeships consist of a Framework of different elements. They must include qualifications that, when achieved, prove the Apprentices competence in carrying out work of the Level and type identified in the Framework.

Also included must be qualifications which demonstrate the technical knowledge of the job and industry, plus more wide ranging general skills required to operate successfully in the trade; these will include Maths, English and, if appropriate, ICT and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.

The different elements can be combined in one qualification, or be covered in separate qualifications, but all elements must be achieved to obtain a full Apprentice Certificate.

Course content

  • Conforming to General Safety in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Efficient Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Confirm the occupational method of work
  • Confirm work activities and resources for the work
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration
  • Apply paint systems by brush and roller
  • Hang wall coverings
  • Produce broken colour and basic stencilling

Entry requirements

Working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, to given specifications preparing background surfaces for painting and decorating, applying paint to complex surfaces by brush and roller. Hanging wall coverings to complex surfaces.

Your employer would be expected to train and support you in the workplace so you have the experience to be competent in all of the mandatory and chosen optional units.


You will be assessed in the workplace as well as the college to ensure all the competencies are met.

The range of methods include portfolio building, professional discussion and direct observation, as well as classroom teaching and online tests.

You will have regular review meetings with your assessor and employer to support the achievement of the qualification.

Future opportunities

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Further employment opportunities in current role or alternative job role

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 03 May 2016

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