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Painting and Decorating Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at Wiltshire College

Course description

Being a Painter and Decorator is a very skilled profession, with jobs available across the country, and indeed the world, for experienced and qualified individuals.

You could find yourself working on domestic projects such as redecorating a family home, or even on large commercial projects such as developing hospitals, retail centres or housing developments.

Course content

An intermediate apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating can include studying units such as erecting and dismantling access and working platforms, preparing surfaces, applying paint by brush and roller, handing paper wall coverings, hanging wide width vinyl’s, installing coving, centre pieces and texture products, and storing resources and equipment safely.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D or above (or equivalent) including Maths and English, in order to start an apprenticeship in this area.


Apprenticeships are designed with the help of employers, so they offer a structured programme that takes you through the skills you need to do a job well. Each apprenticeship involves a structured programme of training leading to a recognised qualification, and they are available at different levels, letting you choose the speed you wish to learn at.

An intermediate apprenticeship in this industry will usually take up to 24 months to complete, depending on your job role and previous experience.

You will need to attend college for two days per week in the first year and one day per week in the second year, as well as a number of NVQ portfolio days which will be timetabled at the start of your programme.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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