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Painting and Decorating

WE HAVE A HUGE VARIETY OF PLACES AND ITEMS ON OUR ESTATE FOR YOU TO DEVELOP YOUR PAINTING AND DECORATING SKILLS, FROM A BEDSIDE TABLE TO A COUNTRY MANSI0N. THERE IS ALSO THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AN NVQ IF YOU PROVE YOURSELF. YOU WILL BE TRAINED IN EVERYTHING FROM THE PREP TO THE FINISH, AND IN ALL KINDS OF DECORATING TASKS, FROM PLAIN STAINING OF HARDWOOD EXTERNAL JOINERY TO SPECIALIST TECHNIQUES IN PARTICULAR ROOMS TO EXPERT PAPER HANGING. YOU WILL BE SET UP FOR EMPLOYMENT WHEN YOU FINISH.

Our Painting & Decorating Department can help you to...

  • Learn to fill, prime & undercoat
  • Become skilled with emulsion, gloss & eggshell
  • Learn how to do special effects
  • Get Working at Heights, Manual Handling & Emergency First Aid qualifications
  • An NVQ L2 for trainees who prove themselves
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Complete Level 1 basic theory course.

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Types and use of tools, brushes and paints
  • Prep work
  • Filling
  • Priming
  • Undercoat
  • Gloss / eggshell / oil based paint
  • Emulsion ceiling
  • Emulsion walls
  • Keeping and leaving work area tidy and clean

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Complete Level 2 basic theory course

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Types and use of tools, brushes and paints
  • Prep work
  • Filling
  • Priming
  • Undercoat
  • Gloss / eggshell / oil based paint
  • Emulsion ceiling
  • Emulsion walls
  • Keeping and leaving work area tidy and clean

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.

Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Driving practical
  • NVQ