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Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 at City College Plymouth

Course description

Have you ever thought about a career in the Construction industry? Are you creative, maybe a little more hands-on than academic? Whether it's painting or wallpapering your bedroom weird and wacky colours, a talent for graffiti art or wanting to learn how to do that DIY decorating properly, an Apprenticeship could be your first step on a path to a career in painting and decorating! You'll need to have an eye for details, good hand-eye coordination and at times be able to follow technical drawings and plans. There's a lot of hard work involved and you'll need to be prepared to get messy, but if that doesn't put you off, then your future is whatever you make it! 

Course content

You will need to achieve a set number of credits from completing mandatory units and a selection of optional units. By the end of your apprenticeship you will have proven your abilities in a range of vocational skills. You will also be required to complete Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English, Employment Responsibilities and Rights plus Personal Learning and Thinking Skills. 

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this course will be determined through completion of English and maths Functional Skills entry assessments with our Work-based Learning department, and a vocational assessment carried out by our Painting and Decorating team here at the College.


There are exams, but these will be undertaken when your tutor feels you are ready. You will also be observed and continuously assessed, both on and off the job to record your practical skills and knowledge. 

Future opportunities

If you want to continue your studies, you can progress on to an Advanced Apprenticeship with City College Plymouth, or enjoy enhanced career opportunities with a range of employers. 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 February 2016

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