How To Become A Fully Qualified Decorator

In the current uncertain job market there are many people looking to learn a trade in order to gain secure employment, however, not everyone is sure about how to become fully qualified.

In order to be successful in the trades industry in this day and age, it is essential to be a skilled person with the appropriate qualifications which demonstrate your abilities and competence.

Painting and decorating is a popular trade that attracts a lot of people who are looking to leave their current role and retrain to become self-employed in a hands-on job where they are able to use their imagination.

Many painters and decorators enjoy great job satisfaction because it is a rewarding trade to work within because people really appreciate and admire the finishing touches applied by these tradespeople which truly define a finished project.

Working within the decorating trade will enable you to experiment with interior designs and involve yourself in projects where you can give furniture that was ready for the skip a new lease of life.

There is always demand for people with painting and decorating skills as all new building schemes and refurbishment projects are not complete until someone with the necessary skills shows up.

Achieving a qualification in the field of painting and decorating is all important if you want to get a job in the industry so it is vital that you discover a training provider that can deliver training to enable you to obtain such an award.

If you are interested in taking painting and decorating courses, you must ensure that your training takes place at a City & Guilds or Construction Awards Alliance approved centre.

A centre must have these accreditations so you can be assured that training is designed to help you progress towards working and achieving an NVQ qualification that demonstrates your competence.

City & Guilds or Construction Awards Alliance accreditation means that all of the staff employed at a centre is either qualified as a painter and decorators and as an assessor.

There are many City & Guilds qualifications in painting and decorating which but the recommended one for new entrants is the 6218: QCF Painting & Decorating Certificate award which should take five weeks to complete.

This qualification will cost in the region of two thousand pounds and candidates will be practically assessed on the various included within the teaching of the award such as paint finishing skills.

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