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Painting & Decorating City & Guilds Technical Certificate/Diploma Level 2

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2022
Study Mode
1 year
Level 2

This course is a practical, hands-on course that teaches a variety of painting and decorating skills and allows you to learn, develop and practise these skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.

Entry requirements

3 or 4 subjects at grade 3 ideally including English and Maths.

What will I study?

  • Principles of Construction
  • Access Equipment
  • Preparation of Surfaces for Decoration
  • Application of Surface Coatings
  • Application of Papers to Walls and Ceilings
  • Producing Decorative Colour Effects

Method of delivery

This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum deliver to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.

How will I be assessed?

  • 003 or 503 Level 2 Painting and Decorating - Theory exam
  • 004 Level 2 Painting and Decorating - Synoptic assignment
  • 820 Employer involvement

Good course combinations

This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

This qualification will allow you to progress into employment or on to a Level 3 Advanced Technical/Diploma in Painting and Decorating. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained at Level 2, to progress into higher job roles such as an Advanced Craft Painter and Decorator.

This qualification could also lead you to an apprenticeship in construction. There are a number of new and exciting apprenticeships currently being developed in construction, including painting and decorating, so you could progress to be an apprentice working as a Painter and Decorator.

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