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Painting & Decorating Level 2 Apprenticeship at Reading College

Course description

Pursue a painting and decorating career within the construction industry with this apprenticeship. It gives you a broad base of knowledge and experience to prepare you for working in construction or to progress to higher-level training.

You gain a nationally-recognised qualification whilst building the basic knowledge required to carry out many painting and decorating tasks. It will give you an insight into the profession and into future careers open to you.

Course content

Over two years you learn the theory of painting and decorating, and gain the practical skills and experience necessary to progress. The elements of the course are:

• Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating
• Functional Skills in English Level 1 and Maths Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

You spend one day a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other four days are spent working in the workplace putting what you have learned into practice.

At college you learn both in the classroom and the workshops. You then take the skills you have learned out to the workplace where you are expected to bring work-based evidence and build a portfolio. 

An assessor will visit your work place to observe your working practices. All functional skills will be delivered at college within your day release.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements to this apprenticeship. After applying, you will be invited to attend an interview and initial assessment to ensure that you are at the right level of learning for the course, and that it is the right course for you.

Future opportunities

The intermediate level apprenticeship provides an ideal foundation for progression onto the advanced apprenticeship, where you can expand upon the skills and experience you gained at Level 2.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 September 2016
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    • BY RAIL

      Reading train station is a 20 minute walk from the College.

      Travelling from surrounding areas: there are direct lines from many local stations including: Didcot, Slough, Maidenhead, Wokingham, Basingstoke, Newbury, Pangbourne, Twyford and Earley.

      Travelling from London: there are regular trains from London Paddington to Reading taking 25-30 minutes.

      BY BUS

      There are regular bus services that stop along Kings Road:

      Reading Buses - routes 13, 14, 17
      Please Note: Reading buses require the exact fare.

      Arriva - routes 800, 850
      First Group - route 190
      Thames Travel - routes 126, 127

      In partnership with Reading Buses, students can get a weekly Travelcard at a reduced rate by showing the driver their student ID card.

      The Green Bus will be operating two new bus services from September 2014 for Reading College students.

      Service RC1 and RC2 will run once daily according to an agreed timetable on 175 days of each academic year connecting the college with Slough, Maidenhead and the areas in between.