Southern Regional College

Apprenticeship Painting and Decorating

Southern Regional College
In Newry

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Typology Vocational qualification
Location Newry (Northern Ireland)
Start Different dates available
  • Vocational qualification
  • Newry (Northern Ireland)
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Progress to employment. Become self employed - set up your own business. Progress through the levels and then to higher education. This course is suitable for Everyone knows what Painters and Decorators do but the work they do in the construction industry is much more skilled than DIY. Oil rigs, bridges and steelwork need heavy duty coatings, while stately homes and five-star hotels may need painters and decorators who can apply a wide range of wall coverings and paint systems to ceiling and wall areas. You need to be good with your hands and be neat.

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Location

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Newry (County Down)
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East/West Buildings, Patrick Street, BT35 8DN

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Different dates availableNow taking bookings

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What you'll learn on the course

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Course programme


APPRENTICESHIP PAINTING AND DECORATING

Who is this course for?

Everyone knows what Painters and Decorators do but the work they do in the construction industry is much more skilled than DIY. Oil rigs, bridges and steelwork need heavy duty coatings, while stately homes and five-star hotels may need painters and decorators who can apply a wide range of wall coverings and paint systems to ceiling and wall areas.

You need to be good with your hands and be neat and tidy and have a good eye for detail. Much of the work is indoors but there is plenty outside as well. You will need to be quite fit and be prepared to travel to different sites. You will also need to discuss colours and types of finish with clients or householders, so the ability to communicate is important.

How long is this course for?

1-4 years depending on how many levels you want to progress through.

What will I study?
  • Preparation of surfaces for painting & wallpapering
  • Selection and application of paints & wallpaper
  • Use of airless spray equipment.
  • Broken colour work
  • Stencilling
  • Wood staining and varnishes
  • Rag rolling, colour washing, clouding, marbling and graining
  • Figure and straight grain techniques
  • Health and Safety
  • Essential Skills in Communication, Application of Number and Information Technology Applicants who have achieved GCSE English, Mathematics or IT at grades A-C, will be exempt from the equivalent essential skill.

Skill build is a recognised body that organise a Young Decorator of the Year Competition. This is an annual event and students/competitors can take part in a selection process to gain entry to the competition. The success rate in recent years for our painting and decorating dept boasts three gold medals, four silver medals and one bronze.

Students that take part in this competition can gain expertise in a wide range of decorative skills which will include measurement, hand skills and the production of fine specialist finishes.

Gold medal winners will progress to the UK national Finals and have the opportunity to be selected for the World Skillbuild final. The World Skillbuild finals will be held in London in 2011

How will I be assessed?
Assessment will be an on going process. You may be assessed through practical demonstration, oral questioning, assignment/project work, written tests and simulation.

What can I do after the course?
  • Progress to employment
  • Become self employed - set up your own business
  • Progress through the levels and then to higher education

How do I apply?
Complete an application form (available from each campus or in the Admissions section) and return it to any Campus.

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