QCA – S1

Course overview

QCA S1 – Spray Painter

Corrodere Academy’s Qualified Coating Applicator (QCA) Certification programme, approved by LLoyd’s Register.

Created by industry experts who could see a gap in the market for qualifying Operatives, regardless of their industry background or experience and based solely on ability, knowledge and merit. Prove yourself competent.

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Course content

  • Pre-job preparation - safety briefing, risk assessment, PPE/RPE selection, health and safety briefing
  • Panel preparation - check for surface contamination, surface irregularities and defects
  • Airless spray equipment – set up power and equipment and safety checks
  • Paint/coating products (pre-application) product data sheets, PPE/RPE, mixing of the products, environmental conditions
  • Use of airless spray equipment – check equipment ready for use, application of specific products, film thickness, correct application finish, equipment shut-down
  • Cleaning equipment

Study time

Theoretical exam - online 25 multiple choice questions answered in 60 minutes (pass mark 70% and over). Practical exam - conducted by an approved Assessor. Operatives will conduct practical tasks safely and in accordance with the product data sheets (pass mark 80% and over).


QCA - S1 Spray Painter certification

Entry criteria

Be physically able to complete all elements of the practical tasks
18 or over
Entrants should have learnt best practice through experience or training and have the knowledge to pass the practical and theoretical exams
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