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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.

Programmes delivered at the Wirral Waters Campus include:

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

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)

Where Next?

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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