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Construction & the Built Environment

Construction & The Built Environment

Painters and decorators use a range of coverings to enhance and protect surfaces. To be a painter and decorator, you should have good practical and creative skills. You will need to be able to work carefully and pay attention to detail and sometimes you will need a good head for heights.

You will also be able to take advantage of our brand new facilities as you will be studying in our new Wirral Waters campus.

Programmes delivered at the Wirral Waters Campus include:

Career Opportunities

These courses equip students with the skills and knowledge to progress onto occupations including:

Starting salaries for painters and decorators are between £14,500 and £17,000 a year. Average salaries for qualified painters and decorators are between £17,500 and £23,000 per year. Decorators with supervisor duties or specialist skills can earn over £23,000 a year. (Source)

Intermediate and Advanced Apprenticeships in Decorative Finishing are also available - visit our Apprenticeships A-Z page for more details.

Where Next?

Click here for details on HE / University level courses at Wirral Met

Many students progress onto jobs and/or apprenticeships once they have completed their study programmes, whilst some decide to become self-employed and set up their own business once they have gained the skills and experience in the trade.

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