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Painting & Decorating Level 3 Apprenticeship at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Our Apprenticeship and NVQ programmes will develop your new or existing employees and will be able to:

• Observe all Health & Safety requirements and work efficiently in the workplace

• Prepare and make good all surfaces, apply paint with brush, roller and spray, hang B.S. and specialist wall covering, apply broken colour techniques in the workplace

• Erect scaffolding from hop-ups to mobile towers in the workplace

The following qualifications for this Advanced Apprenticeship are offered:

• NVQ level 3 Decorative Occupations (Onsite Competence Based Element )

Level 3 Technical certificate/Diploma (In College Knowledge based element)

• Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 3

Employment rights and responsibilities

• This part of the apprenticeship is covered in the Technical certificate/Diploma

Functional Skills:

•This element ensures that apprentices have the Numeracy level 2 and Literacy level 2 skills they need to function effectively in the workplace. Usually completed in Level 3 apprenticeships.

Key areas

NVQ level 2, there are 4 mandatory units plus 1 additional pathway

Technical certificate/Diploma level 2 there are 19 mandatory units

NVQ level 3, there are 8 mandatory units plus 1 additional pathway

Technical certificate/Diploma level 3 there are 21 mandatory units

 

The following qualifications for this Advanced Apprenticeship are offered:

• NVQ level 3 Decorative Occupations (Onsite Competence Based Element )

Level 3 Technical certificate/Diploma (In College Knowledge based element)

• Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 3

Employment rights and responsibilities

• This part of the apprenticeship is covered in the Technical certificate/Diploma

Functional Skills:

•This element ensures that apprentices have the Numeracy level 2 and Literacy level 2 skills they need to function effectively in the workplace. Usually completed in Level 3 apprenticeships.

Key areas

NVQ level 2, there are 4 mandatory units plus 1 additional pathway

Technical certificate/Diploma level 2 there are 19 mandatory units

NVQ level 3, there are 8 mandatory units plus 1 additional pathway

Technical certificate/Diploma level 3 there are 21 mandatory unitsOur Apprenticeship and NVQ programmes will develop your new or existing employees and will be able to:

• Observe all Health & Safety requirements and work efficiently in the workplace

• Prepare and make good all surfaces, apply paint with brush, roller and spray, hang B.S. and specialist wall covering, apply broken colour techniques in the workplace

• Erect scaffolding from hop-ups to mobile towers in the workplace

Entry requirements

Students must be employed within the industry. Students are required to take an initial assessment of literacy and numeracy and will need to achieve at least a high entry level or Level 1 (GCSE D-E standard) in both assessments for level 2 and level 2 (GCSE A-C standard) in both assessments for the level 3 programme. You will also have to have your level 2 in Painting & decorating before moving on to level 3. 

Assessment

An assessor is assigned to each student to provide guidance and support throughout the programme. NVQ assessment is carried out in the workplace

Financial information

Important Note: All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls.

Future opportunities

A Painter and Decorator in the construction industry is normally more involved than simply decorating a room in a house. For example, oil rigs, bridges and steelwork all need heavy-duty coatings. On the other end of the scale, stately homes or grand hotels also need painters and decorators who can skilfully apply gold leaf to ornate fixtures and fittings and after work experience move into supervision or technical support areas.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • Technical and Enterprise courses are located in this modern, purpose built facility that includes fully equipped workshops and laboratories for a number of trades such as dental technology, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery, plastering, plumbing, electrical/gas installation and heating and ventilation workshops.

      The campus also houses motor vehicle repair workshops and an industry standard paint spraying booth.

      The college has invested £250,000 in environmental technologies facilities which include workshops housing the latest low carbon equipment and a full size ‘green’ home on which to demonstrate and deliver the latest green technologies skills training.