NSCG | Level 2 Diploma in Construction - Painting & Decorating
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Course overview

You will develop more advanced practical skills in painting and decorating. You will learn about basic issues relating to construction including working safely, communication skills and building methods and construction technology to enable you to progress to further training or employment. You will spend a large amount of your time developing your practical skills by completing a range of practical projects in our workshops. You will also have classroom based sessions and computer-based learning resources that you will use to develop your understanding of the tools, materials and technologies used in your trade. You will be expected to complete work outside your main classes.

As part of your study programme here at the College alongside your chosen course you will complete a maths and/or English qualification if you have not already achieved a grade C or above. (This will be a GCSE for all students with a grade D).

The study programme will also incorporate a range of work related experience activities to ensure that you have the breadth of skills required to progress to further/higher education, employment or an apprenticeship.

What else do I need to know?

As part of your course, you will visit construction companies to find out more about real-life construction in a range of settings. There may also be opportunities to undertake work experience as part of the course.

What are the entry requirements?

To study the Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above.

How is it assessed?

You will be assessed by the use of practical assessments and assignments that will form produce a portfolio of your work. You will also complete practical and theory tests at the end of your training course.

What financial support is on offer?

This course is free for anyone aged 16 – 18. If you are outside this age group please contact 01782 254188.
College Maintenance Allowance (CMA): Anyone with a household income under £23,000 can receive up to £20 per week financial support to help pay for travel and meals and meet the costs of essential trips, books, stationery and equipment. The payments will be subject to full attendance on your course. A range of other financial support is available, depending on your personal circumstances. For more details visit www.nscg.ac.uk/finance

What can I do next?

Having completed the course, you will be well prepared to progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating for your chosen trade. You will also be well prepared to move into employment with construction companies including becoming an advanced apprentice. Here, you would work on site for four days per week but continue your learning at College one day a week.

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