Apprenticeship in Construction - Painting & Decorating

Summary

This is for you if you are looking for employment that involves physical work in a variety of settings and a range of different career pathways.

What are the entry requirements?

These are dependent on the sector and the criteria of some employers, but they are normally:

Apprentice Level 2: A minimum of four GCSEs at grades A – E, grades 9 - 3 or an equivalent qualification.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3: An Apprenticeship at Level 2 or other equivalent qualification

Higher Level Apprenticeship Level 4: These are available in some subject areas; but in all instances you will need to be already qualified to Level 3.

What subjects will I study?

Apprentice - Level 2 in Decorative Occupations
This will include: how to store materials and equipment effectively and safely, how to erect and work safely on platforms, preparing surfaces for decorating, applying paint materials by brush and roller and applying standard wallpapers to non-complex surface areas.

Advanced Apprentice Level 3 in Decorative Occupations
This will include: contributing to establishing the operational area, contributing to the progress of operations, assisting the organisation of resources, co-ordinating activities to paint by brush and roller, co-ordinating activities to hang wall coverings to complex areas and co-ordinating activities to produce advanced specialist finishes.

How will I learn?

An Apprenticeship framework is made up of practical work based training (with your employer), training to support the theory and knowledge of your vocational area and general skill qualifications in maths, English and IT. You will also learn about employee rights and responsibilities, personal, learning and thinking skills and depending on which area of training you undertake, some of this learning may take place in college.

How will I be assessed?

The Apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and external assessment. The technical certificate is assessed in your lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Once the Apprenticeship has finished there is the opportunity to carry on working, maybe get promoted or if appropriate, progress onto advanced level apprenticeships. In some instances you can go on to higher education in a college or university.

How long is the course?

They usually take from one to three years to complete.

Are there any additional costs?

You will need boots, overalls, stationery and drawing equipment.

Can I get more information?

For more information please contact us:
T: 01229 825017
E: info@furness.ac.uk
www.furness.ac.uk

Simply submit your enquiry to us & we will email or call you back

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