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Construction & the Built Environment

Construction & The Built Environment

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This course will develop your basic painting and decorating skills to further enhance your practical skills. On completion you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma.

Course details

Students will complete the following units for both practical and job knowledge:

  • 230: Creating and applying colour
  • 201: Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • 202: Principles of building, construction, information and communication
  • 220: Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • 215: Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • 216: Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • 217: Applying standard papers
  • 230: Creating and applying colour
  • 218: Producing specialist decorative finishes
Entry guidelines

Relevant level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above and successful completion of a skills test. Satisfactory interview, school report and / or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

Students will be expected to supply their own steel toe-capped footwear, white bib and brace overalls, a note pad and pen. A workbook is provided for each student.

Assessment Method

Assessment will be completed by practical and online tests.

Additional Information

The course requires manual dexterity and physical stamina. You will need to lift and handle tools and materials. Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

  • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma
  • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work
  • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A* - C in English and maths (grade 4 or above).
  • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips

Where can I progress to?

Successful completion of this course may mean you can progress to NVQ level 2 Painting and Decorating (if you gain an apprenticeship) or the Level 3 Diploma Painting and Decorating.

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When does this course run?

  • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 29th Jun 2018 Ref R074J001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 09:30 — 15:30 Wirral Waters
    Thursday 09:00 — 15:00 Wirral Waters
    Friday 09:00 — 14:00 Wirral Waters
  • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 28th Jun 2019 Ref R074K001

    If you are aged 16-18:

    This study programme will be FREE for most students who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, or students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £1200.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    The fee quoted is for the academic year 2017-18. Course fees for 2018-19 will be confirmed in due course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).

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