Painters and decorators work on domestic and industrial projects ranging from redecorating homes to applying heavy-duty finishes to large structures like bridges. Average salaries for qualified painters and decorators are between £17,000 and £21,500 a year, while decorators with supervisor duties or specialist skills can earn over £23,000 a year. Self-employed painters and decorators set their own rates.
Apprenticeships are a common entry route into this career and achieving relevant qualifications can enhance your income and progression opportunities. This 18 month apprenticeship is the first step to a career as a painter and decorator.
You must achieve all the mandatory units to complete this qualification. Your assessor will go through these units with you and your employer in more detail and discuss how the credits work so you may achieve your qualification successfully. Your assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess you to ensure you meet the minimum national standards.
The following units are mandatory:
- Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
- Conforming to efficient working practices in the workplace
- Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
- Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
- Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
- Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace
You will also complete courses in:
- Edexcel Level 2 Diploma in Construction Occupations.
- Personal learning and thinking skills
- Maths functional skills level 1
- English functional skills level 1
- Employment rights and responsibilities.
Suitability - Who should attend?
For the Intermediate Apprenticeship programme, you should be 16 years or older and working as a painter or industrial painter on a construction site or in domestic and commercial premises. Please note, you need to have a job before applying for an apprenticeship. Please view the Apprenticeships tab on our website to view current vacancies. You may have already completed a young apprenticeship scheme in construction, the 14-19 Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment, or a craft occupation at Level 1. Alternatively, you may have previously worked in construction (e.g. as a labourer), or been referred through the Women and Work Sector Pathways Initiative or the Construction Youth Trust. You should have functional skills in English and maths or key skills in application of number and communication.
Outcome / Qualification etc.
Young Apprenticeship/Apprenticeship at Level 2
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