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    A career in painting and decorating can be diverse and rewarding. This industry requires a high level of skill and precision.

    You will need a steady hand and a head for heights to use ladders and working platforms to undertake internal and external duties.

    You will start at Level 1 and build the skills and knowledge to progress to Level 2 and 3. On completion of the Level 3 programme you will have the confidence and ability to gain an apprenticeship or employment within the industry.

    What will I study?

    Students will gain practical skills and theoretical knowledge. You will learn to carry out safe working practices in construction, read key industrial information, work with quantities and communicate with others, learn building methods and construction technology, prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint systems by brush and roller, apply foundation and plain papers and produce specialist decorative finishes.

    As you progress you will build the skills to apply standard papers to walls and ceilings, apply water–borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms.

    Courses Available

    Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma Pagefield Centre, Wigan Full-time View Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma Course
    Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma Pagefield Centre, Wigan Full-time View Painting & Decorating Level 3 Diploma Course


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    Wigan and Leigh College, PO Box 53, Parson's Walk, Wigan, WN1 1RS

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