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Course Overview

This course aims to help you develop the skills and knowledge to become a highly competent and skilled painter.

The Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating covers;

  • Health & Safety
  • Moving and handling resources
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for painting and decorating
  • Applying paint using a brush and roller
  • Information, quantities and communication with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

You will also study towards your Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1 – if required.

You will gain technical knowledge and practical skills whilst on the course.  You will need to demonstrate that you can apply these new skills and knowledge effectively.  You will be assessed during practical assignments, unit end tests and online tests. 

Once you have completed the course you will need to gain experience applying your new learning whilst working on ‘live’ jobs.

Once you are able to gain this experience you could be assessed against the NVQ so that you can gain the full Painting & Decorating qualification.   

There are opportunities to progress on to a full Level 2 Apprenticeship once employment within the industry has been gained.  Upon completion of the Level 2 Apprenticeship you could move on to an advanced apprenticeship at Level 3 in Painting & Decorating.

Qualifications required: 

  • Successfully pass the CITB trade assessment
  • Successfully pass the Recruitment interview
  • GCSE’s grades A-C in Maths and English ideal but not essential.