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Painting and Decorating Pre-Apprenticeship

This course helps to prepare individuals for careers in painting and decorating.
34 weeks
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Working within this area you can play an important role in the painting and finishing of structural steel and concrete work used in bridges, factories, industrial and commercial buildings, as well as houses and apartments.

What will I study on the course?
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Creating and applying colour
What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry grade requirements however, learners require to complete an initial assessment and interview.

What allowance will I receive?

You will receive an allowance of up to £25 per week. There may be additional bursaries that you can apply for.

What qualification will I get?
  • Level 1 C-Skills Diploma in Painting & Decorating


Greater Manchester SkillCentre,
Unit B,
Ashburton Point,
Wheelforge Way,
Trafford Park,
M17 1EH