Painting & Decorating Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3

What is special about this course?

This programme is for those already in the construction industry. You will work towards the PDA Painting & Decorating – SCQF level 6.

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Entry requirements

  • Must be in relevant employment

  • Construction Skills (CITB) Test/Interview.

Content includes units such as -

  •     applying coatings to metal
  •     timber and cementitious surfaces
  •     foundation and plain colour schemes
  •     decorative effects
  •     colour schemes

How will I study my course?

  • Block release
  • Face-to-face

How long will my course last?

32 weeks block release over 4years

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

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For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • PDA Painting & Decorating – SCQF level 7
  • Eemployment within the construction industry.

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Applications to be made by employers through the Training Contracts Team at Inverness College UHI. The Team can also be contacted for further course information on 01463 273401.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Inverness College UHI. Inverness College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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