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Construction Diploma: Painting and Decorating (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades

10/09/2020

35 weeks

Part time

1500.00

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Course Overview


This is an excellent course designed to develop your skills and knowledge within this growing area of construction, enabling you to progress into work in the Painting and Decorating industry. It has been specifically developed to be delivered in a training environment using simulated conditions and a wide range of practical tasks and skills. The test(s) are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.


What will I learn?


The general core units are: Know how to carry out safe working practices Carry out safe working practices in construction Knowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Occupation specific units: Know how to prepare surfaces Prepare surfaces Know how to apply paint systems by brush and roller Apply paint systems by brush and roller Know how to apply standard papers to walls and ceilings Apply standard papers to walls and ceilings Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes Produce specialist decorative finishes Know how to apply paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment Apply paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment Know how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms.

Entry Requirements


This course has been designed for students who are progressing from the Painting and Decorating Level 1 Construction Diploma or who would like to further their studies and enhance their Painting and Decorating skills. This course is also for those completing a Painting and Decorating Level 2 Apprenticeship, as the two qualifications can be gained together.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


Practical and theory will be assessed using a combination of several diverse practical tasks, written tests and online multiple-choice questions. You will be entered for the tests when your lecturer feels that you have developed suitable understanding and skills. Most of the study is done within the College but on occasion extra work may be required at home. You will have access to the college web site where all e-study books, hand-outs and resources are available to help your progression and learning.

Additional Costs and Information


Students will need to provide overalls, protective footwear, text books and a folder to store all theory hand-outs and revision work.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades


Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

Two-thirds of construction companies claim they struggled to hire a carpenter due to a shortage of skilled workers

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

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