Studying Painting and Decorating at South Devon College is the perfect way to learn the skills that will open up not only this varied trade, but also a number of creative fields. Whether you want to become a skilled painter and decorator, or you want to branch out into set design or shop fitting, our courses will help you achieve your goals.
Working in painting and decorating can lead to a range of different and challenging work environments; you only need to consider the variety of properties in Torbay, not only with residential housing but with historical and protected buildings too, to realise how valuable a detailed knowledge of this trade can become. During your studies, you will learn the techniques that will shape you into a skilled professional, learning from our dedicated staff who have years of industry experience.
In the classroom, you will discover how building processes work, from design through to completion, before applying your knowledge in a practical setting. As you enhance your skills you will have the opportunity to incorporate your own creative ideas into your training, and also be given the opportunity to participate in competitions and community projects to support your learning and provide valuable experience that employers will look for.
Whether you want to be a successful tradesperson, a set designer, work on a building site or even become a foreman, the opportunities are there for you at South Devon College!
South Devon College is an outstanding place to learn, and the perfect place for your education and development. In 2014, we were delighted to be recognised as the top Further Education and Tertiary College in England, in results published by the Skills Funding Agency for 2012-13. We were also graded as 'Outstanding' in our most recent Ofsted inspection.
We are proud to promote a culture of success within the College, with fantastic results across the entirety of our provision. With an exceptional learning environment and our inspirational teaching team, we know that together, you will enjoy the same success in your studies and achieve your goals, whatever they may be.
Every student at South Devon College has a Personalised Learning Programme; a custom plan tailored to you as an individual that ensures you gain the academic, vocational and employability skills necessary to achieve your goals and find employment upon the completion of your studies.
I began at South Devon College by studying functional skills in English and maths. This gave me the foundation to progress to the Painting and Decorating Level 1 Diploma, and I'm now advancing the Level 2 programme. It's been great to progress through the levels and I'm learning new skills all the time, and am looking forward to my career in this industry.
I'm a past student from the College, gaining my own qualifications many years ago. I was able to use those skills and enter the industry, enjoying a successful career. Painting and Decorating is a real passion for me, and nothing beats passing on that enthusiasm and dedication to our learners. Seeing them achieve their qualifications and their goals before successful and confidently progressing into the industry, like I did myself, always fills me with pride, and it's always a joy to see a new cohort of learners ready to start their journey in this career.
South Devon College is a leading provider of apprenticeships, offering nearly 40 different types of apprenticeships and we work with over 1000 apprentices and 500 employers a year. Our apprenticeship are the perfect option for you if you want to study towards a qualification and increase your employability whilst getting paid.
By working in your chosen trade or sector, you'll be developing vocational experience that employers look for and putting the skills you learn at the College into practice, giving you the ideal preparation for starting a career.
We offer a wide variety of apprenticeship frameworks, working at a range of levels across different industries and job roles, so we are confident that we can find the right course to help you achieve your goals. To find out more about South Devon College's apprenticeship programmes, click here: