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Painting & Decorating - Level 1 - Full-time (North Devon)

Level:
Level 1
Course Code:
FTB063
Location:
North Devon Campus
Duration:
One year


If you like practical work and have an artistic flair, this could be the career for you. Painting and decorating is a skilled trade in demand across the world by the construction industry and by home-owners. This course is designed for those interested in gaining employment in the painting and decorating industry or wishing to gain knowledge and practical skills for personal projects.

Gain practical and creative skills. After your first year of training, you will be able to decorate ceilings, walls, door and windows with water and oil based paint, brush and roller application. You will also be able to hang patterned wall papers, create feature walls, work safely with access equipment and carry out basic risk assessments.

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You'll study a whole range of modules including health, safety and welfare; knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication; knowledge of construction technology; erection and dismantling of access equipment; preparation of common surface types for decoration; how to apply basic paint systems by brush and roller; application of foundation and plain papers; and how to produce standard decorative finishes. All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions.

As part of this study programme you will undertake maths & English (if you have not achieved a Grade 4 GCSE in these subjects), work experience, enrichment and tutorial.
City and Guilds 6707-13 Level 1 has 8 unit end test for the knowledge (2 units must be carried out online). Students will complete and be assessed on 24 practical tasks within the 8 units which can be graded from Pass to Distinction.
All entrants must hold 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or equivalent or above, to preferably include GCSE Maths and English at grade 3 or above.
Entrants who do not have a GCSE grade 4 in Maths and/or English will continue studying these subjects.
At the end of the year, you are expected to have completed and achieved all the components of your Level 2 Study Programme and improved your Maths and English skills before progressing to your next course.

Good, positive school record including personal statements from your teachers and yourself.
You will be able to use this qualification to help you gain employment or an apprenticeship and NVQ2 within the industry, or you can continue to study on the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.
The painting and decorating workshop is fully equipped to support the curriculum and a wide range of practical activities. All trainers and assessors are experienced in their trade and approved by the awarding body, City and Guilds.
Please bring work boots/shoes, white overalls, pencil, pen, note book and 2g flash drive.
Students are required to purchase their own safety boots; access to workshops is not permitted without them.
Students are required to provide their own stationery and textbooks, a full equipment list will be provided at interview.
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards educational visits.
If you are a 19+ learner there may be course fees, unless you are eligible for a remission. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the Advice and Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.

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