Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating


Enrolment Requirements

In order to enrol on this course you must be in paid employment in a painting & decorating setting. You will be required to achieve a Level 1 standard in English and maths. You will attend knowledge and practical sessions in painting & decorating to support progress towards your qualification. You will be required to achieve a Level 1 standard in English and maths by attending weekly classes at one of our centres until completed. If you have existing English and maths qualifications that may exempt you from functional skills, original certificates must be seen before your apprenticeship begins to identify whether they adequately qualify the apprenticeship requirements. You will be assessed before starting the programme to ensure the above qualifications will be achieved within the time frame of your programme.

What will I learn on this Course?

You will learn a variety of industrial painting techniques that will allow you to achieve Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and the Diploma in Painting & Decorating. You will attend training weekly in a real work environment to learn these practical skills.

Assessment and Awarding body: NOCN

Assessments will be through observation of performance in the workplace, practical tests at the end of each unit and work books. You must attend training sessions where you will learn specialist painting and decorating skills on a weekly basis until the end of your apprenticeship. You must be in the correct role to be able to achieve the full qualification; this will be discussed with your line manager. Progress will be tracked using an online e portfolio which must be accessed when required.


You will be working in a painting & decorating environment, receive training in the workplace and attend the training centre for sessions in painting and decorating as well as Functional Skills on a weekly basis. You must attend these sessions.

What else do I need to know?

The course will extend your knowledge, skills and abilities, which in turn will enhance your career prospects enabling you to be a valuable part of any construction business. All training materials will be provided at the training centre.

What could I do next?

You will be able to progress to an Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting.


Course Start Date(s)

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Course Length

24 months

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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