Painting & Decorating

Qualification: Diploma
Level 2

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About the course

This painting and decorating course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge required to work in the industry and to become a skilled painter and decorator. You will develop your skills in specialist decorative and painting finishes, including application of different types of wall and ceiling papers to surfaces.

The course can be completed over 1 or 2 years depending on your grades.

What you will learn

Year 1

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

Year 2

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex systems
  • Applying standard papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying and creating colour

If you successfully complete the first year of study you will gain a level 1 Diploma qualification. In order to progress to the second year you will need to pass the first year of study.

Facilities

Our painting and decorating workshops provide a fantastic learning environment with industry standard equipment.

Entry requirements

Direct Entry to year 2

  • 4 GCSEs grade A*–D/9–3 (including English and maths) AND
  • A relevant level 1 qualification
  • Practical qualifications may also be considered as an alternative entry depending on grade achieved

Entry to year 1

  • GCSEs grade D/3 or below (including English and maths) OR
  • Level 1 in English and maths

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto this course.

Dates, times & fees
Start Date Course Times Duration Campus Fees
03/09/18 1 or 2 years Main
What next?
  • Advanced Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating
  • NVQs or other relevant Level 3 courses
  • Entry level employment with painting and decorating companies (private and public sector)
Additional information

Trips, visits & activities

  • Guest speakers
  • Work experience
  • Industry week activities