Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Type: Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Venue: Employer Premises
Awarding Body: CITB CSKILLS Construction Skills
Level: Level 2
Entry Requirements: English grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), Maths grade A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent), College interview
Start Date:
Length: 1 year
Course Overview

The Construction Building industry have a traditional role in supplying a qualified workforce to small and medium enterprises (SME’s).

An apprenticeship in construction follows a pattern of vocational training to meet the requirements of a Construction Skills approved framework. This enables apprentices to develop skills and knowledge which they can then demonstrate and evidence in a real construction environment.

This apprenticeship offers the opportunity to learn in a large, state of the art workshop to industry standards and work on a construction site or in a domestic / commercial premises.

Apprentices will learn how to prepare surfaces, apply all types of wall coverings to ceilings and walls and apply paint systems by brush, roller and HVLP and airless spray.

Apprentices will also learn decorative effects and decorative finishing.

Support will be offered to find your apprenticeship.

What will I learn?
  • Health, safety & welfare in construction
  • Knowledge of technical information and Communication
  • Knowledge of construction industry
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration
  • Apply paint systems by brush & roller
  • Apply standard papers to ceilings and walls
  • Produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Apply paint systems by HVLP spray
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms

The nine national outcomes for the employee rights and responsibilities (ERR) will be met by the completion of an induction programme.

This framework includes the mapping of Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) which have been mapped to the mandatory units of the knowledge and competence qualification. They are…

  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Self-managers
  • Effective participators

you will achieve the following qualifications

  • NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations Level 2
  • Diploma in Painting & Decorating Level 2
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills Level 1
  • ERR
  • PLTS
How will the course be assessed?

You will be assessed through onsite visits, reviews and an online portfolio.

Materials and other information

Applicants who do not meet the exact entry requirements may also be considered.

Applicants who have not achieved at least a grade C/4 in English and maths will continue to study these subjects alongside their chosen college course.

For more information, or an informal discussion about your needs, please contact Lauren Thomas:

Call: 01254 354220

Progression and Careers

There are a wide range of opportunities that apprentices can be involved with in a structured career path, such as new builds, refurbishments and designer work. Apprentices could be involved in small domestic projects or major projects, there is also the Advanced (Level 3) Apprenticeship in Construction Building: Decorative Finishing (Painting and Decorating).

Possible employment outcomes: 

  • Painter
  • Industrial Painter

Ready to apply?

Apply online or download an application form to become part of Accrington and Rossendale College.

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