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Painting and Decorating Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Northumberland College

Course description

This course is for anyone who works in the painting and decorating industry who would like to gain a level 3 qualification.

Course content

You will study safe working practices in construction, building methods and construction technology, how to erect and dismantle access and working platforms, apply paint systems by brush and roller, apply papers to walls and ceilings, specialist decorative finishes, specialist architectural feature work, apply water-borne paint systems using air-less equipment and surface preparation. Ideal if you are employed as a painter and decorator and wish to develop higher level skills.

Entry requirements

You should have a relevant Level 2 qualification and be employed in the industry.


You will be assessed by practical assessments on site and in the workshop, multiple choice question papers, practical skills test and an online diploma test.

Future opportunities

After successfully completing the course you could progress into employment or self-employment in the painting and decorating industry.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 16 May 2016

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    • You will benefit from excellent facilities that are of industry standard so you'll be prepared for your future career.

      We have recently invested £6.5 million at the campus and our excellent training facilities include:

      • Dedicated studio space for art, design, fashion, textiles and photography
      • Replica aircraft for cabin crew training
      • Luxurious hair and beauty salon with nail bar and individual treatment rooms
      • Engineering and advanced manufacturing workshops equipped with the latest technologies
      • Spacious motor vehicle workshop with five vehicle bays and diagnostic equipment
      • Large construction workshops dedicated to carpentry and joinery, highways, brickwork, tiling and painting and decorating
      • Electrical installation workshops
      • The Gallery restaurant, modern 40 seat commercially run modern restaurant
      • Fully equipped industry standard commercial kitchens
      • Health skills room
      • A choice of places to eat and catch up with friends
      • Learning Resource Centre with a range of learning material resources, an IT suite and quiet study areas.