Learn the Basics DIY Painting & Decorating (Feb-Jun)

This programme is the first step to gaining a qualification in Painting and Decorating; Whether you’re looking to learn new skills, update your interior, upcycle your old furniture or pursue a career in the industry this is the course for you.

The course covers the following units:

Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industry

Prepare common surface types for decoration

Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller

Apply foundation and plain papers
If you are interested in a career in Painting & Decorating, Tameside College is the place for you; We have industry specialists that will help and aid you to get that career as well as give you skills and practices that will maximise your potential as a Painter and Decorator. Or if you’re looking to gain a new skill and the confidence to tackle jobs within your own home to a professional standard, meet similar minded adults or fine tune your skill then this is the perfect course for you.

Tameside College has recently invested in a wide range of tooling and bespoke work areas that simulate the work and home environment.

Painting & Decorating is an exciting and challenging career. The course will combine core skills such as communication, organisation, planning as well as practical skills. The course will give you the knowledge and skills to progress into a higher qualification.

Our tutors are enthusiastic and passionate about their chosen field, they will inspire and guide you in a respectful environment.

Here at Tameside College we can offer;

●  An Individual Learning Plan will be designed for your needs

●  You will work with the latest industry tooling as used by Painting and Decorating specialists including Hamilton, Purdy, Mirka & Festool.

●  On your course you will learn vital skills which will assist you in Painting and Decorating tasks around your home

●  You will be encouraged to progress your learning within the vocation.
Learners must have;

Successful interview with one of our Painting & Decorating tutors

A genuine interest in the subject

Good communication skills

A hardworking approach towards the industry
Assessment is ongoing throughout the duration of the course. We will ask you to complete practical assessments which are recorded in a basic work book which includes a brief written task in relation to the construction industry Health & Safety and communication.
Level 1 Diploma Painting & Decorating

Level 2 Painting & Decorating Standard (Apprenticeship)
If you are a Greater Manchester resident, and meet the unemployed criteria, or are employed, including where the low wage flexibility may apply, (or are aged 19-23 and non GM resident) and don’t already hold a qualification equivalent to 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, and you need to study at Entry or Level 1 to progress to Level 2, tuition fees will be waived.
Course Code:
Construction and Building Services
Beaufort Road
15 weeks
(Wed 5:30pm-8:30pm)

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Please Note: While every effort is made to maintain the accuracy of these details, changes can and do occur. Government policy changes rapidly (particularly from one academic year to the next) which often has an effect on availability, eligibility for funding and the fee contribution required. Please confirm the course details when enrolling.

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