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For people aiming for a career in painting and decorating, this course is an excellent place to start. You will get the opportunity to develop skills in wood working, plastering, painting and decorating, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, while also learning about core subject areas such as health and safety, and working and communicating effectively in the construction trades. In addition, you will develop skills in joints; fit architrave and skirting; fit ironmongery to an internal door; use plaster materials to produce moulds; plaster a ceiling, walls and corners; apply paint to substrates; apply wallpapers to substrates; prepare substrates for painting and decorating; build a block wall, brick wall and cavity wall; and tile floors and walls.
Aims of the course
To promote high quality learning that meets the demands of the construction industry.
If you undertake this Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating you will cover knowledge in three core subject areas:
Health, safety and welfare
Technical information, quantities and communication
Knowledge of construction technology
You will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in:
Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
Prepare common surface types for decoration
Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller
Apply foundation and plain papers
Produce standard decorative finishes
Synoptic practical assessments and multiple online exams.
Having successfully completed this course, you could progress to Level 2 Building Maintenance, for example, or choose to pursue another construction qualification, including an apprenticeship.
Progression on to Level 2 Painting and Decorating or an Apprenticeship
What can I earn as a construction worker?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. As a qualified construction worker you'll be starting on a career path with loads of opportunity for progression ? and a good salary in your sights. For example:
Bricklayers start on around £17,000 a year and can earn £27,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Plumbers start on around £18,000 a year and can earn £30,000 with 3-5 years' experience
Construction supervisors start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £35,000 with 3-4 years' experience
If you're interested in a career in construction, we offer a diverse range of vocational courses that will help you get where you want to go. Thanks to our excellent links with major construction companies, our courses include valuable work experience opportunities, helping to prepare you for your first role in this exciting industry.
3 GCSEs D-G / or 3-1 (in 2017 GCSEs)
Relevant industry experience
The course is 20% theory (classroom based) and 80% practical (workshop based) plus a minimum of one week's work experience.
Process for Application
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