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Advanced Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating - Level 3

Overview

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

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Entry requirements

  • A GCSE at grade 4/C in English or maths and 
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting & Decorating.
  • You will need to attend an interview with the tutor before being accepted on to the course. You may also need to supply at least one written reference from a teacher or employer (in some cases two) and/or your current school or college report.

Mature students (those aged 21 or over) who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible, subject to an interview. Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20201 yr(s)1577A1150FREEFREE* to £3155.00Apply

* If you are aged 19-23 and studying your first Level 3 course then that course may be free. Please contact us for more details. If you are aged 19 or over and either studying a second Level 3 course or qualifying Level 4, 5 or 6 course you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the costs.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

  • Practical tests
  • External core knowledge test

You will be continually assessed throughout the course.

What does the course lead to?

Upon successful completion you could find employment in the construction sector.

What will I study?

This one year full time qualification helps you to gain a wide range of specialist skills in painting and decorating so you can work as an advanced craft painter and decorator.

You will take seven compulsory units in:

  • 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
  • Installing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure spray equipment.

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

What can I go on to study?

  • University-level qualifications in a related subject

How do I apply?

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