SCQF Level 5

Course Overview
The National Progression Award (NPA) in painting and Decorating is ideal if you are interested in pursuing a career in this or a related construction occupations. It will also provide you the skills you will need to enter this industry. You will be encouraged to gain a work placement during the course and opportunities for progression will be made available through CITB.
What You Will Learn
  • Health and safety in the construction industry 
  • Technical drawing/computer aided design (CAD) 
  • Information technology 
  • Decorative painting and finishes 
  • Plastering 
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • The Core Skills of ICT, numeracy and communication will be developed and certificated on this course
Entry Requirements
  • Passes in National 4 English and Maths
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • SQA Assessment Strategy through continuous assessment
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • After completion of this entry level course you will be better informed about choices which you will need to make when considering a career in the construction industry
  • This course provides the underpinning knowledge required to continue Further Education in construction or seek an apprenticeship within the industry
Career Opportunities
  • Painter and decorator 
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • 3 days over 36 weeks
Course Cost And Funding Options
Course Delivery
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