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L2 Painting & Decorating

Full-time L2 Painting & Decorating Level 2 | Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating

This qualification is a 1-year course and is aimed at those looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in painting and decorating. A painter and decorator has the skills and knowledge to use a range of coverings, such as paint and wallpaper, to enhance and protect su...

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September 2020Filton Campus2Apply Online

Tuition Fees

16-18

Between the ages of 16-18 you do not need to pay tuition or exam fees for your course.

19-23

If you are between the ages of 19 and 23 and have not achieved a full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification before, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (English or Maths Course etc.)

If you are 19 or over and taking an English or Maths course up to an including Level 2, and have not previously achieved a GCSE Grade A* to C or grade 4 or higher, then you may be entitled to a Legal Entitlement to cover the cost of your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 2 Course or Below etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying a level 2 course or below, you may be entitled to a Low Income/Benefit Waiver. If awarded, this Waiver will cover your tuition, exam and material fees.

19+ (Level 3 Course or Above etc.)

If you are aged 19 or over and studying on a level 3 course or above, and the Level 3 Legal Entitlement does not apply, you will need to pay the full cost of the course. You may however be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the tuition fees.

Please make arrangements to pay your course fee costs at the time of enrolment. Payment is due prior to the start of your course. The option to pay via an instalment plan is available if required. Please contact the College directly for the most up to date course fees – these may be subject to change.

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Summary

This qualification is a 1-year course and is aimed at those looking to work in the construction industry specifically as a craftsperson in painting and decorating. A painter and decorator has the skills and knowledge to use a range of coverings, such as paint and wallpaper, to enhance and protect surfaces such as plaster, metal and wood, and they play an important part in any construction team. You will study the following mandatory content: • Principles of construction • Access equipment • Preparation of surface decoration • Application of surface coatings • Application of papers and wall ceilings • Producing decorative colour effects In addition, you will complete practical-based training in the form of work experience and employer-led projects. To gain this qualification, learners must successfully achieve: • One externally set, externally moderated practical assignment • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under exam conditions • Employer involvement requirement

What do I need to join?

You will have 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, which must include at least a 3 and a 4 in Maths and English. Ideally, candidates will have completed the Level 1 diploma or can demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment.

How will I know how I am doing?

At the end of the year, your practical skills will be assessed through a synoptic end test. You will also take a multiple-choice theory exam. Targets will be set and agreed with your tutor throughout the year, and you will receive regular feedback and one-to-one progress reviews with your tutor to ensure that you are on track to achieve your goals.

Maths & English

Learners with a grade 3 in Maths and English are required to retake the qualification, and this will be taught alongside their vocational qualification. Learners with a grade 2 or below in Maths or English will study functional skills alongside their vocational qualification.

Employability

In addition to obtaining a trade qualification and practical experience, learners will also develop other skills, such as interview techniques, CV preparation and digital skills, to prepare them for the world of work. Learners will participate in trade competitions judged by local employers and participate in cross-college employability events.

Work Experience

All learners are required to complete work experience in a construction environment. This could be with local construction companies or as part of a community project. This gives learners the opportunity to develop their employability and practical skills in their chosen trade and will assist with their progression choices.

What can I do next?

After successful completion, you can progress onto a NVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating. Alternatively, entry to an apprenticeship can be gained if suitable employment is found.

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Course information last updated: Thursday 12th December 2019 @ 8.30am (17 hours ago)

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