This qualification is a 1 year course and is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in painting and decorating. A painter and decorator has the skills and knowledge to use a range of coverings such as paint wallpaper to enhance and protect surfaces such as plaster, metal and wood and plays an important part of any construction team. You will study the following mandatory content: • Principles of construction • Access equipment • Preparation of surface decoration • Application of surface coatings • Application of papers and wall ceilings • Producing decorative colour effects • In addition you will complete practical based training in the form of work experience and employer led projects. To gain this qualification learners must successfully achieve • One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment. • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under exam conditions. • Employer involvement requirement
What do I need to join?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess GCSE grade 3 in both English and maths. Ideally, learners will have completed a related Level 1 qualification or be able to demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment. Learners will need to be committed, punctual, and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
How will I know how I am doing?
Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding of, and application of knowledge and skills in, both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall Programme of Study, be enrolled on GCSE English and maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE Grade 4 in both subjects.
We aim to provide you with the skills required to be able to progress onto further study and training or into employment upon completion of your Programme of Study. Key attributes required by employers are that individuals are enthusiastic, motivated, presentable (in some instances in company uniform),organised, articulate, can think "outside the box", are business like and enterprising, and that they have a "can do" attitude. We work on all these areas throughout the duration of your Programme of Study and your Tutor(s) will provide feedback on progress made as well as areas for development on these areas.
As part of your overall Programme of Study learners will be required to undertake a period of Work Placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure opportunity to practice necessary employability skills are available at College.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can gain either gain an Apprenticeship, enter the industry, or continue with their studies through to Level 3.
What are my career options?
A variety of assessment methods will be used to measure your progress from your start point and against your expected outcomes and target grade. These may include practical tasks and assessments, written assignments, performance reviews, presentations and discussions. Progress will be discussed with your Tutor and other delivery staff on the programme.Apply for this course
Course information last updated: Tuesday 12th November 2019 @ 10.50am (5 days ago)