Course Code: CP1FE76 Painting and Decorating - Level 3 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration 04 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now 03 Sep 2024 Bispham Campus 1 Year Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course SummaryPainting and decorating is a skilled profession and this course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills for a successful, rewarding and creative career. During this course you will learn how to complete specialist, complex tasks and get ready to work in a supervisory capacity. Successfully completing this course will give you an advantage when seeking employment, either on commercial or domestic premises or self-employed, working on domestic repair and refurbishment projects. Entry RequirementsThis advanced course allows you to finesse your painting and decorating skills and is suitable for school leavers looking to develop a professional career in the sector. You will need 4 GCSEs grade 4 or above and a Level 2 relevant qualification. You will require English OR Maths at grade 4 or above along with the following: • A successful interview with a tutor • The ability to study independently • A genuine interest in the subject • Good communication skills • Hardworking approach towards the industry Essential Skills – English and Maths If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme. At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject. Personal Protective Equipment Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343. Qualification ObtainedAdvanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating (450) Industry Placement and Field TripsWork placement is a mandatory element of the study programme for all 16-18 year-olds. Students will spend a minimum of 20 hours in a relevant work placement, this can be achieved in a number of ways such as work on local projects, community challenge work or with an employer. Students are encouraged to look for their work experience independently. Learning and Teaching MethodsAt Blackpool and The Fylde College we recognise that all students learn differently and our tutors work with you to ensure that their teaching methods support the way that you like to learn. This qualification consists of 5 hours per week classroom based learning for your underpinning knowledge and 7 hours per week workshop based. One key teaching and learning method is that of demonstrations. Your tutors ensure that demonstrations are used whenever possible so you can see the practical skill being used so you can then practise the skill. Following demonstrations, you will then have hands on practical time where you will be implementing the skill learned. There will be dedicated individual/self-study time which needs to be supported by your own study out of the College learning environments. E-learning is also a key element of all our courses and will involve you using our Canvas platform for independent study and learning. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment MethodsThis course is part of the City & Guilds Technical Level Qualifications and as such is assessed in a number of ways. You will sit the externally set and marked examination that will consist of short answer questions, multiple choice and detailed answer questions. Your practical skills will also be assessed in a number of ways. During the course your practical skills will be assessed to ensure competency and prepare you for the final synoptic assessment. All of the grades for the externally set exam and synoptic assessment will then be calculated so you will complete the overall year with a fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade. On successful completion of the course, your certificate will detail the grades you have achieved. Assessment weighting • External Exam = 40% • Graded synoptic Assessment = 60% Please note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external examinations and the final graded synoptic. Modules The following mandatory modules will be completed in this qualification: • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms • Applying hangings to walls and ceilings • Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work • Installing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work • Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure spray equipment. Other Costs and Equipment NeededAll construction students are required to adhere to Health & Safety when in the workshops, you will therefore need to ensure that you have purchased and are wearing the following items in your practical workshops: • Safety boots • Safety helmet • Hi-vis vest • Work trousers • Safety glasses • Gloves All of the above items can be purchased from local suppliers for a total cost of £45. Tuition Fees If you are 18 and under no fees are payable. If you are 19+, please read our tuition fee guide for adult learners. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: City and Guilds Regulatory Body: Ofsted Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions for more information. Career Options and ProgressionIf you wish to progress to become a supervisor working on site, you may wish to take our HNC Construction and the Built Environment course.