Painting and Decorating Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

Painting and Decorating Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 months
Course ID: Painting and Decorating Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship
Qualification: Level 3 NVQ in Painting and Decorating and Level 3 diploma in Painting and Decorating
Entry requirements: As outlined

Why this apprenticeship?

Do you have a recognised painting and decorating qualification, or years of experience working in the trade?

If so, the Painting and Decorating Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship might be for you.

You will spend one day a week (20% of your time) with Hull Training and AduIt Education and the rest of the week with your employer.

You would learn a more advanced and in-depth level of painting and decorating and hone your skills.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 16 and over

GCSE’s at grade’s 9 – 4 in maths an English (A – C)

Level 2 in painting and decorating or relevant experience.

If you are not employed then we can help look for an employer.

Course content

During this course you will learn a full range of skills that a fully qualified painter needs including:

  • Health safety and welfare in construction
  • Moving and handling
  • Working at heights
  • Applying paint to complex surfaces
  • Hanging wide width vinyl’s
  • Applying coating by the airless spray method
  • Producing and applying complex stencil designs
  • Applying metal leaf to surfaces
  • Produce comb textured finishes
  • Installing coving and decorative mouldings

What qualification will I achieve?

Learners who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be awarded with a:

  • Level 3 NVQ in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 3 diploma in Painting and Decorating

You would work towards gaining your CSCS card (Health and Safety) If you do not already have it.

You may have to continue working on your English and maths if you did not get a 4 or above at GCSE, we have a dedicated team who will support you to gain those qualifications.

What next?

Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.

Senior Painter and Decorator (employed or self-employed)

Key tasks 

  • measuring surface areas and working out how much paint or wall covering is needed
  • preparing the materials you need
  • stripping off old wallpaper or layers of paint
  • filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • covering surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • mixing paint to the right shade, often using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • applying coats of paint, hanging wallpaper and adding special finishes like glazes or marbling
  • tidying up after finishing, and cleaning your tools
  • overseeing junior colleagues’ work
  • direct responsibility to site manager for meeting decorating deadlines

Sign Writer

Key tasks 

  • discussing with your client what type of signs they want
  • preparing and laying out designs and lettering
  • measuring and calculating letter sizes and graphics
  • preparing surfaces
  • applying paint backgrounds by brush, spray or roller
  • tracing designs onto wood, metal or glass surfaces
  • hand-painting designs and lettering using special brushes, enamel paint and gold leaf
  • repainting and retouching signs on site
  • using traditional techniques and modern materials like vinyl graphics

Interior Designer

Key tasks 

  • meeting clients to discuss their requirements and ideas
  • developing designs to suit clients’ needs, their budget, and the type of building
  • preparing initial sketches and mood boards for the client to approve
  • advising on use of space, colour schemes, fabrics, fittings and furniture
  • working out costs and preparing estimates
  • creating detailed drawings from the initial sketches, usually on a computer
  • finding fittings, furniture, fabrics, and wall and floor coverings

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