What do I learn?
Over two years you learn the theory of painting and decorating, and gain the practical skills and experience necessary to progress. The elements of the course are:
• Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
• Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating
• Functional Skills in English Level 1 and Maths Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
You spend one day a week in college participating in classroom and practical-based sessions. The other four days are spent working in the workplace putting what you have learned into practice.
At college you learn both in the classroom and the workshops. You then take the skills you have learned out to the workplace where you are expected to bring work-based evidence and build a portfolio.
An assessor will visit your work place to observe your working practices. All functional skills will be delivered at college within your day release.
What do I gain?
You gain a nationally-recognised qualification whilst building the basic knowledge required to carry out many painting and decorating tasks. It will give you an insight into the profession and into future careers open to you.
What do I need?
There are no formal entry requirements to this apprenticeship. After applying, you will be invited to attend an interview and initial assessment to ensure that you are at the right level of learning for the course, and that it is the right course for you.
What can I do next?
The intermediate level apprenticeship provides an ideal foundation for progression onto the advanced apprenticeship, where you can expand upon the skills and experience you gained at Level 2.