Painting & Decorating level 2

Course Overview

This Level 2 Painting and Decorating Diploma is designed for those who are continuing their studies in the construction industry and are gaining the specialist competencies they need as a painter and decorator. This course will enable you to acquire the dexterities as a decorator whilst seeking employment.
You will learn the importance of preparing surfaces for decoration, brush and roller painting, how to apply standard papers to ceilings and walls, decorative techniques and how to apply paint. You can look forward to hands-on work experience as well as a visit to the National Painting & Decorating Show.
You will learn the practical skills needed erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms, prepare surfaces for decoration, apply paint by brush and roller and how to apply wall coverings to ceilings and walls.
Your study programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the Level 3 Painting and Decorating course.

Course Requirements

Successful completion of Level 1 Painting and Decorating.

Course Skills & Benefits

The practical work you will undertake will give you the opportunity to develop the quality of your work to a higher standard. You will also gain the further knowledge required to take a step closer in becoming a painter and decorator.

Mandatory Units

Health, safety and welfare in construction
Principles of building construction, information and communication
Preparing surfaces for decoration
Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
Creating and applying colour

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Level 3 Painting and Decorating or applying for an apprenticeship in your chosen trade. This course provides a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification such as an apprenticeship.


Course Assessment

This course is assessed with practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments. At the end of the course you will also be required to complete 2 exams in painting and decorating.
Your personal tutor will prepare and support you for all assessments and online exams.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time