Accessibility links

Painting and Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship at Colchester Institute

Course description

Delivered from Braintree Campus; Cooper Drive (situated on the Springwood Industrial Estate)

This is programme is designed to give the learner the relevant training and education required to become a successful and competent painter and decorator. Learning through practical and theory sessions at the College is teamed with work based experience and training in order to achieve a Diploma level 2 alongside an NVQ Level 2 in Painting and Decorating.

NVQ and Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Units include:

  • How to Prepare Surfaces for Decoration
  • How to Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller
  • How to Apply Standard Papers to Walls and Ceilings
  • How to Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes
  • How to Apply Water-Borne Paint Systems Using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Spray Equipment
  • How to Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

As part of the Apprenticeship framework you will also study Employment Rights and Responsibilities, and Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths.

Entry requirements

There are no formal qualification requirements. Candidates should have a strong interest in the area of painting and decorating. You will need to be dedicated and committed to your study and be responsible for your own learning. You will be required to attend an interview with the work based learning team and be asked to complete basic skills assessments in literacy and numeracy. You will also be required to pass a Construction Skills Trade Aptitude Test. Students on this course are required to be employed in a suitable work placement with a painting and decorating company or a Construction company with a painting and decorating department

Future opportunities

Career pathways may include working on new builds and refurbishments, from small domestic projects to major ones such as public buildings.

Progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Colchester Institute directly.

Last updated date: 02 March 2016

Key information

Venues