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L2 Painting & Decorating Level 2 | Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating

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Unconditional Places to Full-Time Applicants

Due to the uncertainty around how long the Covid-19 outbreak will last, it has been agreed for the immediate future that we will be offering unconditional places to full-time (not University Level) applicants who apply to SGS College.

Once you apply for your course, you will receive a communication offering you a place.

You just need to accept the offer, if you wish to.

We will then be in touch to discuss the offer once the Covid-19 risk reduces.


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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.


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: Monday 6th April 2020 @ 7.30am (10 hours ago)

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AvailabilityAll Full-time Further Education courses commence in September each year. If you can't find what you're looking for or require further assistance, please contact our Admission team 01453 761165 or email [email protected]

7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus
7th Sep 2020
Filton Campus

Enquire about L2 Painting & Decorating 0800 0567 253 | [email protected]

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