Painting and Decorating - Level 2
Start Date: 5th September 2022
More about the course
This practical course will prepare you to join construction industry, working with painters and decorators.
You will study preparing surfaces, application of paint, wallpapering and decorative finishes. You will be taught by tutors who have years of experience working within the painting and decorating sector.
You will become proficient in time management, various painting and decorating skills and be at a competence level to gain employment.
By studying this course, you will have the chance to showcase your skills and compete in SkillBuild and inter-college competitions.
You will also have the opportunity to gain your CSCS card which allows you to work on a site.
GCSE grade 3 in maths or English
GCSE grade 4 in maths or English
Progression from City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. You will need to meet the college benchmark for your previous qualification attendance.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion of this course you will achieve City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.
What will I learn?
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
How is the course taught?
Practical sessions in a workshop
Theory sessions in a classroom environment
How am I assessed?
Practical training books
Online and paper-based exams
Work experience opportunities
You will benefit from 17.5 hours spent on a work placement to develop their professional skills.
English and Maths
Painters and decorators rely on English and maths within their job roles and both subjects will be embedded into your programme through recording and measuring the surface area to be painted, reading manufacturers’ information and calculating rolls of wallpaper.
Where can I progress?
Once you have successfully completed this course you could progress onto a painting and decorating apprenticeship standard, a level 3 management qualification or gain employment.
If you are aged 16-18 when you begin your course you are likely to be eligible for free tuition. Detailed information can be found within the financial support section.
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