Apprenticeship in Decorative Finishing and industrial Painting operations

Apprenticeship in Decorative Finishing and industrial Painting operations

Study Mode: Part time
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

This qualification prepares you for work in the construction industry, with a specific focus on painting and decorating. Upon completion you can apply to CSCS, or other industry card schemes, to gain a skills card that will enable you to work on site in your chosen trade. If you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to study any of the following qualifications:

- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)
- Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision (Construction)
- Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Construction Site Supervision (Construction

What will I study?

- Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace
- Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
- Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
- Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
- Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
- Producing and applying complex stencil designs in the workplace
- Hanging standard paper wallcoverings in the workplace
- Hanging wide-width vinyls in the workplace
- Applying coatings by the air spray method in the workplace
- Installing coving and decorative mouldings in the workplace
- Applying coatings to produce textured finishes in the workplace
- Producing broken colour effects in the workplace
- Producing stencil designs using pre-cut stencil plates in the workplace

How will this course be delivered?

You will receive comprehensive training at work and attend College on a day-release basis.
This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employer's value, helping you to progress in your chosen career.
The College will provide an appointed work placement co-ordinator and assessor who will visit you in your workplace and support and assess how you are progressing. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards your qualification.

You will also be allocated an assessor who will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your vocational skills and End Point Assessment Portfolio.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Operations (6571-01)

How will I be assessed?

Knowledge learning outcomes will be assessed via externally set on-screen assessments, along with a range of assignments, projects and written assessments covering theory and practical skills.

Workplace skills will be assessed in the workplace and the apprentice will complete a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates their ability against set assessment criteria.

How do I get a place on the course?

Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College and University Centre

What are the entry requirements?

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Most candidates will have English and mathematics at level 2 on entry.
Employers are welcome to engage with our full time learners already studying computing qualifications if they need assistance in recruiting apprentices. Links can be made through the College Employer Services team.

What else do I need to know?

Please contact the College Employer Services Business Advisors for more information about funding and costs.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to enrol an apprentice?
The apprentices are expected to provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the College Employer Services Business Advisors, or contact the Programme Manager for Construction Trades

What can I do after this course?

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee (p.a)
Course Code
Study Mode


September 2017



Not applicable to 16 - 19 year olds


Part time