Important Entry Requirement & Application Update
College is still accepting online applications for courses starting in September 2020.
Interviews are cancelled to help to limit social contact during this time.
Instead, you will be invited to a college welcome event to meet the tutors before the start of the course. If you do not meet the entry criteria you will have the opportunity to discuss an alternative programme during this event.
Is this course right for me?
Would you like to start a career in painting and decorating?
This programme covers a range of painting and decorating techniques at an advanced level, adding to your knowledge of the trade. You will gain the expertise to work independently, including a firm grasp of advanced decorative effects, such as graining and marbling.
The programme is suitable for students progressing from Painting and Decorating Level 1, and will build on the knowledge gained at that level. It is also suitable for people with practical experience at a suitable level, who may not need to undertake the Level 1 programme.
In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:
- A relevant Level 1 qualification at Pass, and a Grade D/E in English or Welsh 1st Language and Maths, or Entry 3 / Level 1 ESQ in Numeracy and Communication
- Relevant industry experience
As part of the application process, you will be asked to attend an interview to give you the opportunity to discuss the course.
You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.
The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:
- Practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities
- Training in a realistic work environment (RWE)
- All tools, equipment and materials are provided
- Theory lessons in well-equipped classrooms
This programme is assessed through a blend of the following:
- Multi-choice assignments
- Practical, synoptic test at the end
- GOLA online test
Many students will progress onto a Level 3 programme. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.
In the industry, the programme will give you the skills and qualification to progress into self-employment or employment with a firm or contractor. While you work, you may also be able to study for a work-based qualification, which will allow you to develop your trade skills to an even more advanced and professional level.
Additional campus/course information:
Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC).