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Decorative Finishing- Advanced Apprenticeship

Decorative Finishing- Advanced Apprenticeship

Course Content

Course Aims

Along with the successful completion of the apprenticeship framework. Apprentices will achieve a practical (or competence) qualification of an NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing – Painting and Decorating. Apprentices will also achieve a theory based (or knowledge) qualification such as Diploma in Painting and Decorating. Functional skills in Maths and English would need to be achieved if the apprentice does not hold the required qualification at the time of starting the apprenticeship.

How long is the course?

This Apprenticeship generally takes 30 months to complete.

How will I learn?

The apprenticeship will largely take place at the site of the employer, using day-to-day working activities to underpin knowledge that is learnt. A portion of the apprenticeship will take place at Furness College through classroom based learning. This is likely to be as part of a day release from the employer although each sector has differing delivery structure and this will be discussed with the employer and apprentice.
Off-the-job training is learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship. The 20% Off-the-job training requirement is measured over the course of an apprenticeship, not per academic year. This is an essential part of the apprenticeship and therefore must take place during employed time and the apprentice must be paid for the off the job training.

What subjects will I study?

This apprenticeship is a Level 3 Framework.
The apprenticeship will cover a wide range of knowledge and skills which will assist the student in their day to day work duties. These will include:
•Working on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises to given specifications.
•Preparing background surfaces for painting and decorating.
•Applying paint to complex surfaces by brush and roller.
•Hanging wall coverings to complex surfaces.

How will I be assessed?

The apprenticeship is assessed on practical aptitude, a portfolio of work and assessment. The apprentice is assessed in lessons through assignments set by your tutors. Throughout the apprenticeship, students will build up a portfolio of work which will compromise of evidence produced in the work place. Maths and English are assessed by examination and a portfolio of evidence.

Entry Requirements

What are the entry requirements?

Individual employers set the selection criteria, but this is likely to include 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, although some employers will accept other relevant qualifications and experience, including a relevant Level 2 qualification.
Apprentices without English or Maths at Level 2 must achieve this prior to completing the apprenticeship framework. ICT may also be a required, this would be specified in the framework.

Can I get more information?

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


Typical job roles

This apprenticeship is aimed at people currently in the below role or seeking employment in the below roles:
•Painter and Decorator

What opportunities will this lead to?

Progression comes in a variety of ways after achieving the apprenticeship, which are:
• Progression onto HE Learning such as the NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Contracting Operations or NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Construction Site Management.
• Progression onto Higher Apprenticeship levels.
• The potential for advancement in their job role such as progression into a number of career paths in the construction sector working on new builds and refurbishments.

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