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Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Apprenticeship

This intermediate apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating will take two years to complete and combines practical assessments, classroom instruction and tuition in English and maths. You will need to find employment with an experienced painting and decorating firm (which the College can assist you with) and will be involved in preparing surfaces for painting and applying paints with brushes, rollers and spray equipment. You will learn how to put up different styles and textures of wallpapers. Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you can continue to work in the industry or start your own business as a painter and decorator.

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What will I learn?

“As a past student, I used the skills I developed to enter industry and enjoy a successful career before returning to teach. Painting and decorating is a real passion of mine, and nothing beats passing this on to our learners and preparing them for their journey in this career, which has given me so much.”Stephen Orme

Paignton Campus – Vantage Point

This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus. 

Our inspirational Paignton Campus provides the very best learning environment, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

South Devon College,
Long Road,

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About us

We currently offer a wide range of apprenticeships in various sectors including: childcare, management, hairdressing, marine and many more. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

We deliver a range of Higher Apprenticeships which offer a unique way of developing professional level, job specific skills while remaining in employment and earning a salary.

Student Support

A supportive learning environment is available for all students including, free or discounted travel options, careers advice and more. We take pride in matching apprentices of all ages to the right job and employer.