Painting and DecoratingIntermediate Apprenticeship • Level 2
About the course
Achieving specialised skills in paining and decorating can set you up with a career for life and a progression onto higher levels of learning. Our apprenticeships with local businesses will allow you to focus on the skills required to become a competent apprentice. You will be employed by a company and attend Themis at Burnley College one day per week*. You will be taught in our state-of-the-art, industry standard workshops equipped with an extensive range of tools and equipment to enable successful completion of your qualification. Our construction trainers have extensive up-to-date knowledge and industrial experience. Well-established links with employers ensure that our apprentices are kept up-to-date with the latest developments and career opportunities within the industry. Your study programme will cover a wide range of topics including: Applying paint systems by brush and roller Applying standard paper to walls and ceilings Applying water-borne paint systems Preparing surfaces for painting and decorating
A minimum of two GCSEs at grade E/2 or above including English Language and Maths. Applicants must be hardworking, reliable and motivated. As part of the interview process, apprentices will undertake a BKSB assessment. Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.
Knowledge learning outcomes will be assessed via two on-screen assessments, externally set and marked by the awarding organisation supported by several theoretical assessments. You will also complete a range of practical assessments within the college environment. Performance learning outcomes - skills, will require auditable evidence of competent performance from the workplace which demonstrates the apprentice's ability against set assessment criteria, completing a NVQ portfolio of evidence.
Careers & Progression
On successful completion of this course you may progress to an Advanced (Level 3) course or to an Apprenticeship in a trade related area. When you have completed your further studies other courses that are available include HNC/D in Construction and Foundation Degrees. Careers that this course may lead to include self-employed painter and decorator, or study professional qualifications that could lead to becoming a site-supervisor, or could lead to a career in construction management.
Apprenticeships are an increasingly attractive option for employers of all sizes wanting to bring new talent into their business. An Apprentice can be a solution for your business if you want to: • Develop new talent to meet your needs • Free up existing staff to take on more responsibility • Give your team new skills and energy • Give a young person a career opportunity. • Develop a wider range of business opportunities.