painting and decorating
Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
35 weeks
PC Code

You will carry out complex wallpapering projects including wallpapering a chimney breast and a window reveal. You will also be introduced to spraying using a specialist -HVLP- system. This is a low pressure spray system used for spraying small areas such as doors and radiators. The course includes a full room project, wallpapering ceilings, walls and woodwork. This is part of the assessment for the course.

What will I learn?

The course covers a range of techniques that will allow you to become an accomplished painter and decorator. These include preparation of surfaces and the use of primers, application of paint and methods (brush, roller and spray), types of paint, hanging wallpaper to a variety of surfaces, application of specialist finishes such as rag rolling and sponging, use of access equipment in painting and decorating (steps, ladders, scaffolds). You will also develop your communication skills and learn about the use of drawings and specifications when on site and the processes involved in the construction of buildings.

How will I be taught?

The course is mainly practical and teaching takes place in our purpose built workshop. The workshop has a number of rooms which include ceilings, walls, chimney breasts, window reveals, skirting and door casings. These allow all aspects of decorating to be taught. There will be underpinning knowledge and this is done in a classroom environment.

How will I be assessed?

  • Portfolio of evidence
  • In class tests
  • Practical Demonstrations
  • Multiple choice tests

What can I do next?

Once completed, you can progress to Level 3. Some students gain an Apprenticeship/employment and return to college on a day release basis.

Is there anything else I need to know?

This course aims to get you into employment or self-employment in the industry. You will need white overalls and boots for the workshop sessions and you will need a pen, paper and a folder for your classroom work. All the tools that are needed for the course are provided, however it would be a good idea to get a basic tool kit so that you could do practical work outside college. This would cost approximately £50.

Entry Requirements

This course is progression only from Level 1.

If the start date for your course has already passed we may still be able to accommodate you.

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