Level 2 Painting & Decorating
Full time course
Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning practical decorating skills, including erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms, preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems by brush and roller, applying foundation and plain papers, producing specialist decorative finishes, applying and creating colour. Theory classes will include knowledge of a range of finishes, health and safety as well as other knowledge relating to the practical aspects of the trade.
What will I study?
Students will be working in a modern workshop environment and will be learning practical decorating skills, including:
Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
Preparing surfaces for decoration
Applying paint systems by brush and roller
Applying foundation and plain papers
Producing specialist decorative finishes
Applying and creating colour.
Theory classes will include knowledge of a range of finishes, Health and safety as well as other knowledge relating to the practical aspects of the trade.
Maths and English
Learners who have not achieved grade 4 (grade C) or above in Maths and English will be given additional support to improve these skills.
All courses include opportunities for learners to experience working in a construction environment– this may be with employers, a community project or a project within the college campus. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their skills in their chosen trade and will assist with progression choices.
In conjunction with obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques and CV preparation, to prepare them for the world of work.
What do I need to join?
You will have four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above, including English and maths. Ideally, candidates will have completed the Level 1 Diploma or can demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment.
How long is the course?
1 year, with attendance required of 2.5 days a week, which includes Maths, English, enrichment, work experience and tutorial days, to further support you in your chosen career within the industry.
How will I learn?
Practical experience will be gained in the workshop, through practical activities. Underpinning knowledge will be delivered in the classroom and IT suite, where study will be interactive and informative.
How will I know how I am doing?
Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor; you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one reviews to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals. Your practical work will also be assessed by your tutor and your portfolio will be assessed by our internal verification team. Parents can also monitor progress through the Pro Monitor portal.
Are there any extra costs?
Material fees will be required on enrolment. Financial support is available in certain circumstances– contact Learner Services for further information.
What can I do next?
After successful completion, you can progress to a Diploma Level 3 in Painting & Decorating.
What are my career options?
There are many different specialist roles within the industry. Employers will be looking for a minimum of level 2 NVQ or an apprenticeship at an equivalent level. This course provides an excellent foundation upon which to build a career within the construction industry.
Filton and Stroud Campuses.