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Painting and Decorating (Level 2)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This course has been developed to be delivered using simulated conditions and the tests are based on the learner showing what they can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.The Diploma Painting and Decorating level 2 is for students who have previously completed a level 1 course, and is the natural progression. This course is also for those completing an NVQ2 in painting and decorating as the two qualifications can be gained together.

What will I learn?

Units may include:

Health and Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries

Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with others.

Knowledge of Construction Technology

Prepare Surfaces for Decoration

Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller

Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes

Appy water-borne Paint Systems Using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) Spray Equipment

Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

Entry Requirements

Diploma Level 1 in Painting and Decorating, Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.
You will also be required to pass an entrance test, provide a good reference and a satisfactory interview.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

Home study would be extremely beneficial in order to achieve your targets.

There are knowledge and understanding questions to be completed for each unit.
There is also a Practical Assignment, Prepare for and paint flush doors and hang wallpaper, that must be successfully completed as well as a City & Guilds online exam at the end of the course.

Final qualification:

Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Additional Costs and Information

Educational Progression

The qualification provides the knowledge, understanding and skills related to the equivalent NVQ Unit. On completion of this diploma, learners may progress into employment or on to one or more of the following:

Level 1 to Level 2 in the same occupation
Level 2 to Level 3 in the same occupation
Level 2 or level 3 to technical supervisors and management qualification

For example:

Level 3 Construction Contracting Operations and then on to level 4
Level 3 Site Supervision and then on to Site Management
Level 3 Occupational Work Supervision

The level 2 and Level 3 Diploma support the Apprenticeship Framework in England.

Employment opportunities

On completion of this diploma, learners may progress into employment in P&D, progression onto an L3 Apprenticeship.

What Could I Do Next?

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

On completion of this diploma, learners may progress into employment or onto a level 2 and then level 3 qualification in painting and decorating, and then onto an apprenticeship or employment.

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