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


This one year full time qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years with the relevant qualifications and experience, it will help you to gain a wide range of specialist skills in painting and decorating so you can work as an advanced craft painter and decorator.   
This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as an advanced craftsperson in painting and decorating.  It will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training in painting and decorating.  

The units are designed so that you learn all the practical skills involved, as well as getting an overview of how to organise and price work.  As most of the work in this area means that you have to work at heights, learning how to use equipment and working platforms safely, along with erecting and dismantling them.

On completion of this course, you will be offered the opportunity to achieve the IOSH L1 Cert Safety, Health and Environment for Construction Workers and CSCS card qualifications.

Course Information

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

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 2 Painting and Decorating qualification.

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.

You can progress to full time employment, potentially through an apprenticeship if you have an employer. You could also continue your studies into higher education to progress onto a professional management role, or move onto another Level 3 construction trade course to widen your skill set.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. 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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Construction students will have the opportunity to work in state of the art workshops, and have access to a real life outdoor construction site. This realistic work environment allows students to gain practical experience in constructing a single story dwelling which is built from foundations up to the roof.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

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.

Travel Information

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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