Construction Skills Award (Painting and Decorating) Level 1

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    Part Time

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    13 Weeks

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    September 2023


The level 1 Award in Construction Skills (Painting and Decorating) course is designed for anyone who would like to learn some basic construction skills. The course focuses on developing the basic skills and knowledge, via 3 different skill pathways, which will prepare learners for progression into a specialist trade or to boost their own practical skills.

What will I do?

During Construction Skills (Painting and Decorating) your will study 3 separate modules:

  • Introduction to Health and Safety in Construction
  • Different Painting Techniques
  • Connecting Pipe and Fitting to Appliances

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

You will attend college for 2 evenings a week for a duration of 13 weeks. The Course will begin on 12th September 2023 at our Boston Campus (Rochford).

Construction Skills (Painting and Decorating) may be fully funded by the Adult Education Budget should you be eligible under the following criteria:

  • Be aged 19 or older on the 31st August at the start of the current academic year
  • Be either unemployed and receiving JSA, ESA or Universal Credit (subject to criteria) OR be earning less than Β£20,319 (annual gross salary) a year

If you do not qualify for funding under the AEB budget this course will cost you Β£297. This is made up of a tuition fee of Β£225 and an exam fee of Β£72.

At the end of each practical element there is an assessment to complete which is graded against set tolerances. There will be supplementary questions asked within the assessment timeframe to confirm underpinning knowledge of the subject.

The Health & Safety unit is assessed via the completion and marking of a knowledge workbook.

As this course is designed as an introduction into the construction industry, it will prepare learners to progress to higher level qualifications in the construction sector.

Boston College offers a range of course in the Construction industry including:

  • Bricklaying Diploma Level 1
  • Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Diploma Level 2
  • Plumbing Studies Level 1

PPE must be worn in our workshops. Safety boots are mandatory and β€˜workwear’ cargo trousers are strongly recommended.

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