This is a 'hands on' course limited to classes of 6 adult learners without experience in the trade.
Designed to introduce the skills and knowledge required to carry out a range of Cosmetic Repairs, as well as elements of site French Polishing/Hand Finishing.
Cosmetic Repair is a highly skilled specialist area associated to the Construction Industry, tasked with repair and restoration of damage to prefinished elements such as wooden flooring, laminates, work tops and fitted kitchens.
Some of the sectors where these skills are in high demand are Housing Development (for sale completion), Maintenance of rented properties, Insurance Work and the Hotel Industry.
French Polishing (site)
French Polishing is a historical skill with its roots in the 17th century furniture industry. The traditional form is a broad discipline with multiple elements to learn over many, many years.
The ‘site’ aspect of polishing has evolved to use modern materials and techniques. Some elements, such as graining, colour mixing, and finishing will be covered on this course.
In the simplest of terms hand finishing is a way to complete work with a ‘hand kit,’ without the use of mechanised equipment such as industrial sanders, HVLP and airless spray machines.
These methods have their use and place, but they are not covered on this course. We cover brush work, aerosol, fad/rubber and air brush.
Course Structure- Over Two Consecutive Weeks
Where: North London. Cost: TBC Start date: TBC
Two weeks, 6 sessions
The course includes PPE, (personal protective equipment) RPE (respiratory protective equipment) a hand kit of all tools and materials required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How and when do I start?
A: First contact us. We will discuss your expectations, the course content, fees and a possible start date.
Q: Is there an exam?
A: No, we will do quizzes to test knowledge and understanding as we progress so can keep the course fun and informal for all.
Q: Do I get a certificate on completion?
A: Yes, you will get an attendance certificate, on completion, detailing your achievement. The course is our own ‘in house’ bespoke course, unlike the NVQ it is unaccredited to an Awarding Organisation.
Q: Can I keep the tools and apron?
A: Yes, they’re included and yours to keep. Look after them and they’ll look after you.
Q: Will I get work after I complete the course?
A: Your skills and development are your own. We have a lot of industry contacts and will give you advice and guidance, whether that is for work experience, on a self-employed or a seeking-employment basis.
Q: What about training progression when I finish this?
A: You will need to complete the CSCS HSE Operatives test and receive your first card to go and work on regulated construction site.
When you've gained experience, the next step is to do the L2 NVQ with us, which is an internationally recognised and accredited qualification with Cskills Awards NOCN. On completion of this you can also apply for the blue Skilled Worker CSCS card.
If you are interested in reserving a place or would like further details CONTACT US now.