Painting and Decorating
Qualification: Available from Levels 2 to 4*
Type: Delivered at our Accrington campus
Apprenticeships Available

Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals, factories and construction sites. Working internally or externally, they work individually and/or as part of a team applying water-borne and/or solventborne paint coatings and wallcoverings.

As an Apprentice, you will develop your knowledge of paint coatings and wallcoverings and understand and comply with statutory, safety and environmental requirements. Apprentices will also be responsible for their own work achieving a high quality finish at the appropriate pace. Apprentices will also be good problem solvers and communicators and are able to interact effectively with colleagues, clients and associated trades.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good problem solving skills
  • A creative approach for new ideas
  • Excellent technical knowledge
  • Good teamworking skills
  • The ability to manage projects
  • High level of IT ability
  • Good commercial awareness
  • The ability to adapt to work under pressure and to deadlines
Entry Requirements

Intermediate Apprenticeship – 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above (one in English or Maths) or equivalent.

Advanced Apprenticeship – 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above (one in English or Maths) or successful completion of an Intermediate Apprenticeship, or equivalent. These requirements are subject to change and may also differ to meet the needs of the employer.

As well as a College interview, progression onto an Apprenticeship is subject to an employer interview.

Don’t worry if you didn’t get the required grades, we can work with you to find a suitable route on to your Apprenticeship.

Job Roles
  • Building Surveyor
  • Site Carpenter
  • Stonemason
  • Painting External Finisher
  • Dry Liner
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Ground Worker
  • Site Supervisor
  • Structural Concreter
  • Specialist Renderer
  • Interior Designer
  • Project Manager
  • Kitchen Fitter
  • Architect

And many more!


Assessment is through practical observation and theoretical tests.

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