• Course Details

    Course Duration: 36 months (not including EPA period)

    Delivery method: 1 day a week at our Training Centre and site visits from our assessors. Access to an online portfolio.

    Assessment methods: A combination of observations, centre based practical and onsite assessments, professional discussions, written and oral questioning, online and paper-based tests and portfolio evidence gathering. A final End Point Assessment.

    Entry requirements: No prior experience is required; however, learners must be working in the construction/ maintenance industry. Entry will be based on initial assessments and an interview.

    Apprentices without level 1 English and Maths (or equivalent) will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and Maths (or equivalent) will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. This will be incorporated into your Apprenticeship.

    Apprenticeship Profile

    Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals factories and construction sites. Working internally or externally they work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solvent-borne paint coatings and wallcoverings. They have good knowledge of paint coatings and wall coverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. They are responsible for their own work achieving a high-quality finish at the appropriate pace. They are good problem solvers and communicators and can interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades.

    Topics Covered

    • Health and Safety
    • Company knowledge
    • Communication Buildings
    • Appropriate use of colour
    • Tool & Equipment use
    • Preparation of surfaces
    • Application methods
    • Materials Costing
    • Management Systems

    Skills Developed

    • Preparation of working area
    • Risk Assessing
    • Identifying requirements
    • Effective use of resources
    • Following correct procedures

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