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C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting & Decorating

This course is the next step following successful studies on the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. You will gain further understanding of the construction industry and have an opportunity to further apply your skills in a more advanced, complex, practical and realistic way.

Why Choose This Course?

You will be taught painting and decorating in our first-class workshops, classrooms, and IT suites, and will continue to repair, prepare, paint and decorate products, components and structures, and produce specialist paint finishes on your own and in small teams. Of course, it’s not all about practical skills, employers need enthusiastic and engaged employees to meet the demands of the construction industry and to help their business grow. You will therefore need to gain further knowledge of how the construction industry and other trades work together and operate. This will give you the very best opportunity to progress and forge a successful and rewarding career in the construction industry.

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Start date: 09/09/2024

Course code
V3PAINT24P
Level
Level 3
Location
Penwith College
Duration
1 year
Qualification
Other

Top Course Highlights

Small class sizes

experienced tutors

industry-standard facilities

Good links with employers

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Learn from sector experts

You will be taught by staff with extensive experience who have all been tradespeople themselves. You will learn to advance your knowledge and skills to meet the expectations of the job role of Painter and Decorator and the construction industry as a whole.

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Develop work-related skills

During your programme, you will also develop personal and work-related skills which will prepare you for progression to further studies or full-time work, following completion of your training in College.

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Enjoy professional surroundings

We enjoy partnerships with many large suppliers and employers, and as a result, students experience, apply and further develop industry-standard painting and decorating skills in a realistic working environment.

What Will I Learn?

You will be taught painting and decorating through a blended learning approach incorporating taught practical and theory sessions, workplace learning, assessments and online learning. One to one support, tuition and advice are from our team of experienced and qualified tutors, assessors and advisors will be integral to your programme of study.

Units that you will study include:

  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work: The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge of building methods and construction technology, including aspects of job roles, communication, documentation, estimating quantities, drawings, energy efficiency, foundations, internal and external walls, floors and roofs.
  • Erecting and dismantling working platforms: This unit will enable you to learn about access equipment and erecting and dismantling working platforms, to enable access to a range of buildings and structures as a painter and decorator.
  • Applying hangings to walls and ceilings: This unit will enable more advanced understanding and use of applying coverings to walls, ceilings and complex areas. You will also learn how to hang wide viny papers and specialist papers.
  • Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work: This unit is about the application of multi plate and apply stencils. You will also learn how to replicate different types of wood grain effects.
  • Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work: This unit will give you the understanding and application knowledge of the installation of centre pieces and covings.
  • Applying water borne paint systems using airless equipment: This unit will teach you how to prepare and protect work areas and use an airless spraying system to apply coatings to various surfaces. You will also learn how to rectify faults in the equipment and clean the equipment after use.
  • Applying water borne paint systems using high-volume low-pressure spray equipment: This unit will teach you how to prepare and protect work areas and use an HVLP spraying system to apply coatings to various surfaces. You will also learn how to rectify faults in the equipment and clean the equipment after use.
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction: Within this unit you will learn about health and safety regulations, roles and responsibilities, accident and emergency reporting procedures and documentation. Together with hazards, health and welfare in the workplace, it also covers working at height, working with electrical equipment and fire emergency procedures.
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Where Will It Take Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to progress into Higher Education, onto an HNC in Construction. Alternatively, you could progress onto a painting and decorating Apprenticeship. There are many opportunities for skilled painters and decorators in the building industry, working for large and small companies and /or in self-employment.

Further study will enable you to work towards more senior roles within the construction industry such as: working Foreperson, Assistant Site Manager, Site Manager, Quantity Surveyor, Architect, Clerk of Works or Building Surveyor.

Assessment Arrangements

Painting and decorating practical coursework will be assessed through set practical tasks in well-equipped workshops. Knowledge is assessed via internally set test papers and externally set online exams.

Entry Requirements

A Grade 2 or equivalent in GCSE Maths and English Language or Literature. Should you not achieve this, you should still apply, as each applicant will be invited to attend an interview with the course manager. All successful candidates will gain a place on the programme. A keen interest in the role of Painter and Decorator will be advantageous in pursuing this rewarding and well-paid career.

Information & Support

The student support team are there to support you and offer advice and guidance on financial, personal, and pastoral issues. A professional team of staff work together with your personal tutor to support you in successfully completing your course and pursuing pathways to progression as Painter and Decorator.

As in the workplace, PPE will be required for the course such as safety boots, goggles etc. You will be provided with a full list of the protective equipment requirements of the course before you start.

Awarding Body: City & Guilds

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What you could earn

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Chartered Surveyors
  • Architects
  • Production Managers and Directors in Construction
  • Construction and Building Trades Supervisors
  • Elementary Construction Occupations
  • Construction Operatives
  • Rail Construction and Maintenance Operatives
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