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Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

This course is for those who want to develop a career within the painting and decorating industry.

You will build upon the skills you have previously gained at level 1 and gain valuable work experience alongside your course.

You'll learn how to apply paint by brush and roller, apply paper to walls and ceilings, prepare surfaces and how to produce specialist decorative finishes.

Our successful alumnus, Jamie, completed this course and has since secured employment as a Painter and Decorator with established company, Groundlevel Services Ltd!

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Applying standard papers to ceilings and walls
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to gain some work experience within the construction industry.

How is it assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of online and practical assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You should have successfully completed a level 1 Painting and Decorating qualification and be on track to achieve grade 4 (equivalent to grade C) or above, in English and maths.

Achieving a good standard of English and maths is a key requirement for many jobs, as well as for courses you may wish to progress on to. If you achieve below a grade 4 in your English and/or maths GCSEs at school, you will study it alongside your chosen course when you join us.

If you already have a grade 4 or above in English and/or maths but wish to achieve a higher grade, we can also support you to do this.

What are the course fees?

If you are a school leaver, aged 16-18, (under the age of 19 on or before 31st August 2022), you do not pay tuition fees or examination and registration fees and may be eligible for additional support depending on your financial situation. For more information, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will have the opportunity to progress on to the level 3 Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating to enhance your skills and knowledge.

I'm interested in this course, what should I do next?

If you would like to submit an application to study this course, simply fill in our online form here.

However, if you still have questions in relation to this course and wish to receive further information, please submit your enquiry here.

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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.