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Painting and Decorating Foundation Apprenticeship

Awarding Body:



Further Education

Programme Length:

2 years

Bilingual Delivery:

This course can be studied in English only at present

Programme Description

This pathway provides a nationally agreed Painting and Decorating foundation apprenticeship framework for a work based learning route into employment within the construction industry, using qualifications that combine both practical skills and knowledge.

Learners completing a Painting and Decorating foundation apprenticeship will undertake work in areas such as:

Applying paint by brush and roller, preparing surfaces for painting and decorating and hanging wallpaper coverings.

Programme Features

As an apprentice you will be allocated a training advisor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.

You will be expected to attend college one day/week for underpinning knowledge, and assessment will also take place in college or workplace on a regular basis. This course is both theory and practical based.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations includes:

  • Health and Safety in the construction industry
  • Confirming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms in the workplace
  • Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for painting and decorating in the workplace
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace

Progression and Employment

Progression from this framework would be onto a level 3 Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations programme.

Programme Content

This pathway will develop your skills for employment as a Bricklayer at foundation level.

Upon successful completion of this programme, Apprentices will achieve the following -

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Essential Skills Qualification in Communication and Application of Number at level 1

Employer Rights and Responsibilities

Method of Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used which include written knowledge questions, online and practical skills tests.

Units are assessed by an NVQ portfolio and/or practically in the work place through the observation of working practices. Written and on line tests for the theory knowledge of NVQ and diploma qualifications will also be undertaken within the college.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no formal entry requirements, students will need to have a good level of numeracy and literacy skills.  Applicants should have an interest in the chosen craft and evidence of practical ability would be an advantage. In addition apprentices;

  • Must be employed status
  • Must be over 16 years of age
  • Attend a formal interview. You may be required to undertake a practical skills test as part of the interview process.
  • Undertake a diagnostic test on literacy and numeracy skills.
Academic Year Delivery Campus Course Length Course Options
2018 - 2019 Full Time Ammanford Campus 2 Years Enquire Apply
Campus Address Post Code
Ammanford Campus Dyffryn Road,
SA18 3TA
Gelli Aûr Campus Gelli Aûr,
SA32 8NJ
Graig Campus Sandy Road,
SA14 4DN
Pibwrlwyd Campus Pibwrlwyd,
SA31 2NH
Jobswell Campus Jobs Well Road,
SA31 3HY