Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship Level 2
The construction sector is the driving force behind the UK economy, employing three million people. Painters and Decorators operate in domestic and commercial properties and undertake the decoration and protection of buildings. Properties include houses, schools, offices, hospitals factories and construction sites.
You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum, you should have GCSE English and Maths at grade 3 or above. If you do not have grade 4 or above, you will be required to work towards Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects.
What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge skills and behaviours required to work as a Painter and Decorator and will include the following:
- Health and safety to include Control of Substances Hazardous to Health, Manual Handling and Working at Height Regulations, use of PPE etc.
- How to prepare the work area safely providing dust sheets and protection to furniture and adjacent surfaces
- How to select, use, maintain and store, paint, tools, wallcoverings, spray equipment, steps, ladders and towers safely
- How to identify different industry sectors such as new construction, social housing, residential, refurbishment, commercial and Heritage
- How to advise clients about basic colour choices, recommend appropriate products for differing scenarios and sector and identify and rectify common surface coating and wall covering problems
- How to use different application methods brush, roller, spray, power-assisted rollers and special effect tools
- How to use wallpaper, using techniques for the hanging of lining paper, standard papers, digital print and wide width including matching patterns, internal and external corners
You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship.
Method of delivery
Painter and Decorator apprentices attend College on block release which is for 2 weeks at a time (14 weeks over academic year) and work for their employer for the rest of the time. If required Functional Skills are delivered as a separate block release.
How will I be assessed?
Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. If required, the Functional Skills are assessed through on-line tests
The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of
- 90-minute knowledge test of 50 questions
- 18-hour practical test split over 3 days
- 60-minute interview based on your portfolio of evidence
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
Painter & Decorator Apprenticeship Level 2.
Good course combinations
It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice will have satisfied the requirements to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) Card at the appropriate level. Apprentices will progress onto a wide range of employment opportunities in the workplace. Self-employment or starting a business may also be an option. Candidates may also progress on to higher-level qualifications.
To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnerships Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
"I chose to study the Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship because I enjoy practical work and get the opportunity to learn lots of new skills and techniques at College. We also get to try a variety of different tasks which I can then use at work."