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What will I learn?

This is an ideal course if you have worked as a painter and decorator in the construction industry and have plenty of experience or a relevant Level 2 qualification.

A wide range of practical skills for specialist decorative work and health, safety and welfare in construction.

Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms. Applying hangings to walls and ceilings. Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work. Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work. Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment. Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment. Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work. Health, safety and welfare in construction.

Formal assessment is by way of a number of practical tasks and multiple choice tests for each unit studies.

What could I progress on to?

This course will enable you to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

Additional Course Details for 18/19

If you have any questions please contact Student Services on (01424) 458475 or if available use the Enquiry button.

  • Study Year Year 1
    Course code 11501
    Course name Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
    Study mode Part-Time
    Days Tbc
    Times 09:00 to 16:30
    16-18 fee £0.00
    Entitlement Waiver £0.00
    Full Cost Fees £3000.00
    Start date 10/09/18
    Duration 32 week (s)

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