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Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 at Bolton College

Course description

Our full-time study programmes are designed to maximise your career prospects and widen your options for further or higher study.

Painting & decorating offers plenty of scope for working on a range of different projects, with the chance of one day becoming your own boss.

This course will develop the skills that you gained on the Level 1 course by enabling you to further your practical and theoretical knowledge of the trade and gain more in-depth skills in order to progress with your studies or in to employment.

You will be taught by industry-experienced tutors in workshops that reflect the workplace.

Work experience is also an integral part of our study programmes, enabling you to gain essential exposure to the world of work.

Course content

What you'll learn

You will techniques including:

  • Surface Preparation
  • Paint Application
  • Wall covering Application
  • Health & Safety Considerations
  • Effective Working Techniques

The course will cover these subject areas in both a practical workshop setting and a classroom environment.

If required for your chosen career or HE course, you may wish to study English & maths to Level 3.

Elements of study

Your programme consists of the following elements:

  • Study of your chosen vocational subject
  • English and maths (continued until the achievement of GCSE grade 4 (C) or equivalent)
  • Employability skills (e.g. punctuality, attendance, communication and team work)
  • Work experience (giving you a taste of working life)
  • Tutorial & personal development (e.g. healthy living, volunteering and citizenship skills)

Entry requirements

You should have completed the Diploma Level 1 course or be able to demonstrate that you have substantial painting and decorating knowledge, skills and experience.

You’ll be asked to come for an informal interview and we’ll need to see a satisfactory school reference.

Assessment

You will need to demonstrate competence in nine units. (Some of these units may have been assessed during your Level 1 Diploma.)

You will complete various practical assessments and a series of online end-of-unit tests.

Financial information

Government-funded Further Education courses are usually free if you are aged 16-18 and are a British or European Union resident.  Financial help is available for some students, whose families are on low income. If you’re worried about the cost of going to College, why not pop in for a friendly chat with our Student Services team?

For any financial queries or information about available bursaries, feel free to contact Student Services at Deane Road by calling 01204 482 181/195 and asking for a member of the Student Finance Team; or alternatively, come by and see us – we’re here to help!

 

Future opportunities

After you have completed the course you could remain in college and progress on to the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating.

Alternatively, if you choose to look for paid work you could opt for a Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship.

Check out opportunities at the University of Bolton by visiting www.bolton.ac.uk

Following further study you could work as:

  • A Painter and Decorator, earning between £16,000 and £28,000 a year, depending on experience.
  • A French Polisher, earning between £13,000 and £30,000 a year.
  • A Handyperson, earning between £13,000 and £23,000 a year.

Further information

Enrichment

We want to give you a positive experience at College and a rounded view of the industry you could one day be working in. So, during your time at College, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a range of activities, including:

  • Meeting guest speakers from the industry
  • Visiting local businesses
  • Taking part in enterprise activities

Our £75 million campus offers:

  • A fitness suite and sports hall
  • Apple Mac suites
  • Libraries
  • A theatre and dance studios
  • A café selling Costa coffee
  • Wella-approved hair salons

We also have a wide range of events throughout the year including showcases, enterprise activities and cultural celebrations.

Number 1 for Achievement Rates

We’re the number one General Further Education College in Greater Manchester for 16-18 achievement rates for higher level qualifications. 

Ofsted Grade 2 ‘Good’

In our last inspection we were graded 2 for ‘Good’. Ofsted highlighted the fact that our learners develop good employability and personal skills and that a high proportion progress to Apprenticeships, employment or Higher Education.

Support

The College will support you throughout your time here; you will receive personal support from both your tutor and your Learning & Development Mentor. Support is also available from our dedicated Student Services team for personal, financial and careers guidance.

During their visit Ofsted commended the College for its provision of “well targeted information, advice and careers guidance, which meets individual needs and enables learners to make informed choices about the next steps in their learning and career”.

Open Events

Discover what Bolton College can do for you by attending one of our Young People’s Open Events at our Deane Road campus.

Wednesday 17th October 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm

Thursday 22nd November 2018, 4.30pm - 7pm

Tuesday 5th February 2019, 4.30pm - 7pm

Futures4Me Event

Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 3.30pm-7.30pm

https://www.boltoncollege.ac.uk/events

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 29 October 2018
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