What will I study?
Learn about operating in domestic and commercial properties and the decoration and protection of properties as a painter and decorator by taking the level 2 standard apprenticeship. You will learn about a range of equipment, tools and materials and how to use them safely and efficiently. This includes: safe working methods, health and safety requirements, working at heights, and you will apply this knowledge to your projects based work. You will learn about how to work with clients, projects in different sectors, such as commercial and residential, and the different building methods used so that you can best determine the appropriate paint products and specifications. As a practical-focused subject we train you on projects reflective of real-world situations. You will work with different surfaces, e.g. plaster and timber, prepare and strip them using different methods, and apply different techniques and finishes by brush, roller and spray. You will cover specialist decorative techniques, e.g. marbling and rag rolling, and wallpaper techniques.
How will I be taught?
Your time at College will be predominantly practically-focused with 60% of your learning involving practical tasks and 40% being theory. You will complete projects that simulate real-world jobs. Your will be guided with the support of the lecturer and, as your experience develops, you will be able to apply yourself more independently. Theory learning involves online tasks and written work, e.g. compiling workbooks from research. Through your time at the College we will complete progression ch
How will I be assessed?
The end-point assessment will assess your application of skills, knowledge and behaviours acquired in the apprenticeship. This will bring together all that you have learned throughout your time at College and consists of 3 distinct elements: (1) practical skills assessment; (2) multiple choice knowledge test; (3) professional discussion about your knowledge and skills. Your apprenticeship also requires you to complete a minimum of 20% off the job training.