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Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating - Level 2

Overview

This Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in painting and decorating. A painter and decorator has the skills and knowledge to use a range of coverings such as paint and wallpaper to enhance and protect surfaces such as plaster, metal and wood, and plays an important part of any construction team.

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Entry requirements

  • A minimum of at least GCSE grade 4/C in English and Maths. 
  • A relevant foundation construction award or a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, including English and maths.
  • If the applicant has trade experience, a basic aptitude test will be required.

Mature students  who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible.  Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

  • 19+ year olds: You will need to supply a written reference either from a recent education institution or employer. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admissions@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1574A1148FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out in both the classroom (theory based units) via written assessments/presentations and the workshop (practical based units) via synoptic assessments of practical work using suitable industry standard tools and materials.

What does the course lead to?

On successful completion, you could choose to progress to the Level 3 Construction Diploma (normally after gaining relevant employment) or upgrade the Diploma to the NVQ Level 2 with additional work-based evidence.

What will I study?

This Study Programme allows you to learn, develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in Painting & Decorating.

It covers the following skills:

  • Erecting & dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas
  • Applying standard wallpapers and hangings foundation
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Applying and creating colour
  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

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How do I apply?

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