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.
You will require 3 GCSEs at grade A*- E which must include English/Welsh and Maths/Numeracy or successful completion of Construction Skills Entry 3 and working at Entry 3 in Literacy and Numeracy.
You will be invited to attend an interview, and will undertake an assessment in literacy and numeracy, to establish any support required.
You will be assessed via a range of methods, which include practical and job knowledge unit tests, an external examination and Essential Skills portfolios.
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.
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.