Location: Rathbone Cymru ,

Course Type: Apprenticeships


This apprenticeship is for you, if you want to work as a painter and decorator in the construction industry. The apprenticeship covers a wide range of skills and gives you the knowledge you need. Topics covered include;

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction
  • Communicating information
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Creating and applying colour


  •  Intermediate Painting and Decorating apprenticeship (Level 2)

This apprenticeship takes approximately 15 months to complete so commitment is important.

Entry Requirements

  • You must be at least 16 years old
  • You must have lived in the UK or EU for the past 3 years
  • You must not be in full time education or hold a qualification of level 4 or higher

Personal qualities

  • Good customer service and communication skills
  • Practical and technical skills
  • A good level of fitness

Career Progression

Job roles include painter and decorator, you could be working for a construction company on builds, or as part of a small business repairing & refurbishing existing buildings and structures.

Painters and decorators typically earn upwards of £10/hour, but hours are often not guaranteed.

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