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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating at Newcastle-under-Lyme College

Course description

You will work towards the NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations, Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English and also an Award in Employer Rights and Responsibilities along with your Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating.

Entry requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements you will need to demonstrate an interest in the construction industry and have acceptable literacy and numeracy skills. If you do not achieve grade C or above in your GCSE you will be expected to achieve functional skills at level one. If you are offered a place on an apprenticeship we will work with you to help you find a placement with a local employer.


Your progress is monitored and assessments are arranged throughout the course and are usually done on-the-job. Assessment has three aspects which include observation of your actual performance and your knowledge and understanding you display in response to written and/ or spoken questions, and a portfolio of support material which you will build up containing assignments, case studies and testimony evidence through the e-portfolio.

Financial information

While you are on an apprenticeship programme your employer pays you a salary and supports you whilst you undertake your training.

Future opportunities

If you successfully achieve your first apprenticeship we will then discuss with you and your employer about the posibility of your enrolment onto an advanced apprenticeship. This will depend on your ability and your job role opportunities in the workplace

Further information

On the apprenticeship programme you usually attend college one day a week and spend 30 hours minimum a week working with your employer.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Newcastle-under-Lyme College directly.

Last updated date: 28 November 2016
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