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Painting and Decorating

Level One Diploma in Painting & Decorating.

Course Information

The Construction industry is currently growing meaning that there has never been a better time to train for a qualification in any of the trade areas we offer. Our Construction department has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality industry recognised construction courses. We offer level 1, 2 and 3 City and Guilds Diplomas with options to study in the following trade routes: Carpentry, Brickwork, plastering, painting and decorating.

By choosing to study Painting & Decorating, you will study units that reflect the needs of the construction industry, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.

You will develop your skills and knowledge of Painting & Decorating in the Construction department here at The College Merthyr Tydfil. Our fully equipped painting & decorating workshops provide the perfect setting for your development. Our tutors will use their wealth of industry experience to help you become a fully competent painter & decorator.

Throughout your course you will also have the opportunity to showcase your skills at a number of different events, from SkillBuild to WorldSkills and benefit from possible apprenticeship and work experience routes through our fantastic links with local employers. There are also opportunities to work overseas in destinations such as: Germany, France, Italy and Malta through our Erasmus+ programme.

This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of painting & decorating to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.

The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. 

What Will I Learn?

You will carry out practical tasks and gain the underpinning knowledge in painting and decorating. The course covers the following skills:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms
  • Preparing Surfaces for Decoration
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller to Non Complex Areas
  • Applying Foundation and Plain Papers
  • Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes

The course contains both theory and practical painting and decorating workshop based lessons with many opportunities to work with hand tools.

 

Level Two Diploma in Painting & Decorating.

Course Information

This is a one year course for learners who have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

Throughout your course you will also have the opportunity to showcase your skills at a number of different events, from SkillBuild to WorldSkills and benefit from possible apprenticeship and work experience routes through our fantastic links with local employers. This qualification can also form part of the Modern Apprentice Framework. There are also opportunities to work overseas in destinations such as: Germany, France, Italy and Malta through our Erasmus+ programme.

This course has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Painting and Decorating in the construction industry or progress onto the Level 3 Painting & Decorating Diploma course.

What Will I Learn?

You will carry out practical tasks and gain the underpinning knowledge in painting and decorating. The course covers the following skills:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms
  • Preparing Surfaces for Decoration
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller to Complex Areas
  • Apply standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing Specialist Finishes for Decorative Work
  • Applying and Creating Colour

You will also complete Essential Skills in Communications and Application of Number

Level Three Diploma in Painting & Decorating.

 

 

Course Information

The Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification.

Throughout your course you will also have the opportunity to showcase your skills at a number of different events, from SkillBuild to WorldSkills and benefit from possible apprenticeship and work experience routes through our fantastic links with local employers. There are also opportunities to work overseas in destinations such as: Germany, France, Italy and Malta through our Erasmus+ programme.

It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Painting and Decorating in the construction industry or progress onto construction management routes.

What Will I Learn?

You will carry out practical tasks and gain the underpinning knowledge in painting and decorating. The course covers the following skills:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work
  • 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

You will also complete Essential Skills in both Communications and Application of Number.

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