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FT Registration Fee - £30.00
Please Note - These fees are for the 2018/19 Academic Year and are subject to change annually. Fees are payable for each year of study.
Days, Times and Fees for Part Time and HE courses are subject to change. HE Tuition Fees will be confirmed April 2018.
Purchase of steel toe capped boots, overalls and a course text book is required for this course. Please discuss this at interview stage with a tutor after you have applied.
This course has been designed for those with no previous experience of painting & decorating to provide a foundation for a career within the construction industry. You will benefit from a variety of activities designed to bring out the best of your potential, and enable you to use your skills and knowledge to gain employment in the industry.
The qualification recognises your job knowledge and tests the skills you have acquired. Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grades A*-E including English and Maths. Equivalent vocational experience or qualifications will also be considered.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
What will I study?
You will study units that reflect the needs of the construction industry, while further preparing you for a career within this sector. You will also develop Essential Skills in Communication and Application of Number.
The units you may study include: Handle & Store Materials; Work Relationships; Working Platforms; Painting and Decorating; Preparing & Using Portable Tools and Maintain & Using Hand Tools. The course contains both theory and practical painting and decorating workshop based lessons with many opportunities to work with hand tools.
Alongside this course you will also study the Welsh Baccalaureate. For the Welsh Baccalaureate you will explore a wide range of areas including how Wales 'fits in' with Europe and the rest of the world, the health of the nation and how to be enterprising.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed via a range of methods, which include practical and job knowledge unit tests, an external examination and Essential Skills portfolios.
Career Opportunities and Progression
On successful completion of this course you will be able to progress the Level 2 Diploma. If you gain employment/apprenticeship you will be eligible to study an NVQ 2 in Painting and Decorating.