Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

At the start of this course, you will need to have been offered an apprenticeship position from an employer within the relevant trade.

The Level 2 Apprenticeship develops your painting and decorating skills to an intermediate level. The course covers a range of skills that are required for industry. With a large focus on practical skills, you will be taught and set practical tasks that require the production of painted and decorated surfaces. You will cover units such as:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Technical information, quantities and communication
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Prepare common surface types for decoration
  • Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply foundation and plain papers
  • Produce standard decorative finishes
  • Apply waterborne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HPLV) spray equipment

Assessment Methods

Your skills will be assessed in a range of ways including observations, end of unit practical tests, production of a portfolio of your knowledge and practical work, online multiple-choice end of unit knowledge tests, practical and knowledge workbooks.

You will also be required to undertake a formal End Point Assessment. Full details of this will be provided as part of your induction at the College.

Progression Options

On successful completion you could work towards a higher level construction course. Alternatively you could find full-time employment in the construction industry or become a self-employed tradesperson.</P

Course Summary

Course Title Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range in Maths, English, or a Level 2
Diploma in Painting & Decorating. Applicants outside of the GCSE entry 9
to 2 range will be considered but will have to complete Functional Skill
Level 1 in English and Maths as part of the course. Acceptance on the course is
also subject to a successful interview.

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