Painting and Decorating - Modern Apprenticeship SVQ3


21 Aug 2023


14 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 (SVQ) 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/SVQ Level 3 Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 5/6


2 years day release - 2 days per week, 36 weeks per year


Tweedbank Construction Hub

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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. T: 01450 361030, 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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