You will carry out complex wallpapering projects including wallpapering a chimney breast and a window reveal. You will also be introduced to spraying using a specialist -HVLP- system. This is a low pressure spray system used for spraying small areas such as doors and radiators. The course includes a full room project, wallpapering ceilings, walls and woodwork. This is part of the assessment for the course.
The course covers a range of techniques that will allow you to become an accomplished painter and decorator. These include preparation of surfaces and the use of primers, application of paint and methods (brush, roller and spray), types of paint, hanging wallpaper to a variety of surfaces, application of specialist finishes such as rag rolling and sponging, use of access equipment in painting and decorating (steps, ladders, scaffolds). You will also develop your communication skills and learn about the use of drawings and specifications when on site and the processes involved in the construction of buildings.
The course is mainly practical and teaching takes place in our purpose built workshop. The workshop has a number of rooms which include ceilings, walls, chimney breasts, window reveals, skirting and door casings. These allow all aspects of decorating to be taught. There will be underpinning knowledge and this is done in a classroom environment.
- Portfolio of evidence
- In class tests
- Practical Demonstrations
- Multiple choice tests
Once completed, you can progress to Level 3. Some students gain an Apprenticeship/employment and return to college on a day release basis.
This course aims to get you into employment or self-employment in the industry. You will need white overalls and boots for the workshop sessions and you will need a pen, paper and a folder for your classroom work. All the tools that are needed for the course are provided, however it would be a good idea to get a basic tool kit so that you could do practical work outside college. This would cost approximately £50.
This course is progression only from Level 1.