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This Level 2 qualification is a one-year course 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 are an important part of 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?
As well as having a keen interest in the subject area, learners will need to possess Functional Skills 1, 2, 3 GCSE grade 3 and 2 either way in English and Maths. Ideally, learners will have completed a related Level 1 qualification, or be able to demonstrate knowledge of the trade and complete a skills assessment. Learners will need to be committed, punctual and demonstrate an enthusiasm for learning and taking on new ideas and skills.
Maths & English
A key requirement for future progression and employment is a good understanding and application of knowledge and skills in both English and maths. Learners who are enrolled on this course will also, as part of their overall programme of study, be enrolled on GCSE English and Maths in order to progress towards gaining GCSE grade 4 in both subjects.
As part of your overall programme of study, learners will be required to undertake a period of work placement related to the field of employment they wish to enter. Our Work Placement Team will assist learners in gaining a placement and ensure that you are on track to achieve, whilst liaising with your course tutors to ensure that the opportunity to practice necessary employability skills is available at college.
What can I do next?
Learners who successfully complete the programme can either gain an apprenticeship, enter the industry
course information last updated: Friday 23rd February 2024 @ 8.03am (5 hours ago)