Painting & Decorating – Level 3 Advanced Diploma
Level: 3 | Duration: 1 Year | Start Date: September
Details: Various weekdays/times available, please enquire
What is this course about?
The course will cover the following topics: 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. The practical work you will undertake will prepare you for real life situations. You will complete out of college projects designed to support the community and allow you to gain valuable experience on site.
Why choose this course?
The purpose built painting & decorating workshop at Riverside has all of the facilities and equipment you could hope for to achieve the best results. We are associated with Dulux and held the regional heat of the Dulux young apprentice of the year competition, which is the biggest heat in England. Our team of lecturers are experienced in all types of decorating and have a wealth of knowledge to pass on to our learners.
Age 16/18: You require four GCSE’s Grade 9 –3 including maths and English language. Or the completion of a Level 2 Diploma in painting and decorating.
Age 19+: You require A*- D (9 – 3) GCSE English and maths / Level 1 English and maths qualification or working at L1 in English and maths on our assessment.
What will this course lead on to?
The successful completion of this course could lead to a Level 4 qualification such as interior design or a possible apprenticeship programme. During the course all learners are encouraged to gain work experience in order to make the transition to the workplace as smooth as possible.
What will I learn on this course?
The preparation of different surfaces and substrates, the application of different types of finishes and the communication skills required to work with others in the workplace. Apply wallpaper to a sloping ceiling, chimney breast, feature wall and window wall, column, staircase, archway, photo murals, Create various decorative finishes including marble, wood grain, gold leaf and multi plate stencils, learn the practical and theory skills behind spraying and demonstrate how to set up airless and HVLP spray systems. Apply coving and a ceiling rose using the correct techniques.
New enrichment activities include; sport tournaments, table tennis, x-Box competitions, remote control model racing and mini caravan building.
How will I be assessed?
At the end of the course each learner has to complete a practical assessment to prove their skills in order to achieve the full qualification.
Are there any costs associated with this course?
Each learner will require a White Riverside College T-shirt, Bib and brace Overalls, safety boots, writing equipment and a ring binder with note paper. Each learner will be asked to purchase a Hamilton Acorn 6 piece brush kit to enable them to progress during the course, This will be explained in the College induction.
(Aged 19+) Course fee: To be confirmed for 2020
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An Advanced Learner Loan is also available for this course. It will fully cover your fees with no repayments until you earn £25,725 or more per year.
This course can be paid in instalments.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
- Assessments Yes