• LevelLevel 3
  • FT/PTFT
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration1 year
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds

Overview

This course is designed for students who are interested in developing /advancing their technical skills in painting and decorating. The course has a range of exciting content where you will have the opportunity to test your ability and advance your skills against the complex surfaces within the painting and decorating workshop.

You will understand how to estimate materials and price up jobs and learn how to be competitive within the industry. You will produce specialist decorative effects and install centre pieces and coving and hang specialist wall coverings as well as all other traditional aspects of painting & decorating. Some students from the course will be chosen to represent the college at local and national skills competitions.

Tutors will support you into real life work placements that will help you to develop your understanding of what the industry is about whilst preparing you for the world of work.

The College’s excellent links with employers could open the door to employment with training in the form of an apprenticeship or fulltime employment. Health and safety is paramount within the industry and you will be trained in all aspects of this to ensure that you are kept safe throughout the programme and all work placements.

All students will either gain or enhance their existing English and mths qualifications that will help hem to progress to higher levels in the same or different trade areas. These skills are essential and there is a particularly common thread of mathematics that runs through all construction qualifications.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules will include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
  • Principles of Organising, Planning and Pricing Construction Work
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms
  • Applying Hangings to Walls and Ceilings
  • Producing Specialist Finishes for Painted & Decorative Work
  • Producing Specialist Architectural Finishes for Decorative Work
  • Applying Water-borne Paint Systems Using Airless Equipment
  • Applying water-borne Paint Systems Using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Spray Equipment

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 qualification and/ or five GCSEs at grade 4/5 (C) or above. If you have a grade 3 (D) or below in GCSE English and/ or maths you will be required to continue studying these subjects as part of your study programme.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course with a strong emphasis on practical skills.

There are also a number of short theory tests and a multiple choice on-line exam at the end of the course.

You will be assessed through a multiple choice question paper and a practical assignment.

On successful completion of this course, you can progress to higher education courses such as the ONC / HNC Building Studies which can lead to supervisory and management positions within the construction industry. You can use the skills that you have learned on this course to move to another trade area at the same or higher level.

You could also progress onto an apprenticeship programme if you have an employer where you would be paid for working and still attend college for one day per week.

The College Careers Service is available to all our students. We can help you when deciding which course or option you wish to take. During your course we ensure you develop employability skills and gain relevant experience. We provide information, advice and support when completing your course and progressing to work or going into higher education. When applying for University we can provide support with the UCAS application and Student Finance.

Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. 

Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk

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Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

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We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.

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