Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 2 | Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This qualification allows you to gain knowledge and craft skills in painting and decorating. It does not require occupational evidence so is suitable if you do not work in the industry but would like to. The course gives you the opportunity to practise and be assessed in a safe environment, covering health and safety, painting and decorating techniques together with the relevant theory of painting and decorating and knowledge of construction technology.

Core subject areas include:

  • Health, safety and welfare
  • Technical information, quantities and communication
  • Knowledge of construction technology.

Key practical skills and knowledge includes:

  • Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration
  • Apply paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Apply foundation and standard papers
  • Produce specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Applying and creating colour.

Assessment Methods

You are assessed through a series of practical projects in the workshop. Knowledge is assessed via written work produced in the classroom and end unit multiple choice exams.

Progression Options

On successful completion, you could progress to an industry recognised qualification, find employment or secure an Apprenticeship.

Course Summary

Course Title Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

You need GCSEs in the 9 to 3 range, or other equivalent qualification in English and maths or a relevant Level 1 qualification.
You will be invited to attend an interview to assess your suitability for the course.

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