Modern Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 6


28 Aug 2023


21 Jun 2024

This course combines College training and on-site work experience. The College content (PDA) includes the following areas: Preparing and Painting Various Types of Surface Using Brushes, Rollers and Spray Equipment, Paper Hanging and Decorative Painting. There will also be input on Associated Subjects, Construction Drawing, Numeracy, Measurement, Appreciation of Access Platforms and Equipment, Science, Materials and Products, Health and Safety, and Spray Painting. The on-site work experience will require the student to record the types of work undertaken on-site, which will be entered into a portfolio of evidence. Note: Each entrant will be required to pass a Skills Test to complete this award organised by CITB and Borders College.

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PDA Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 6


4 years day release - 2 days per week, 36 weeks per year.
(2 years for mature students)


This qualification will take place in your workplace and some college attendance will be required.

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Entry requirements

This course requires employed apprenticeship status.
For further information and to apply please contact Department of Enterprise & Business Innovation (DEBI), Business Skills Advisors. Telephone: 01450 361030 or email:

Progression opportunities

On completion of this course, the student will be eligible for entry to the Advanced Craft Certificate in Painting and Decorating.


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