Level Two Diploma in Painting & Decorating

This College-based qualification is a hands-on, practical course, which is studied by people who want to be employed in decorative. The course consists of eight units, which are broken into underpinning knowledge and practical units. Given the types tasks being underatken learners require a range of mathematical and problem solving skills. If you work in the industry, you can build this course up into a full NVQ qualification by obtaining evidence of your abilities. For more information about this, ask to speak to a tutor.

What will I study?

Apply basic paint systems by brush and roller

Apply standard papers to ceilings and walls

Apply water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms

Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries

Knowledge of construction technology

Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others

Prepare surfaces for decoration

Produce specialist decorative finishes

How will I be assessed?

Each unit has an end test

A practical assignment

Online test based on the nine units

Entry requirements

  • Four GCSEs grade D/3 and above
  • Or level one diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Satisfactory record of achievement/references
  • Completion of the construction specific assessment and initial assessment
  • A satisfactory interview

What next?

Completion of this course may act as a good preparation for an apprenticeship or as a stepping stone into the construction industry in a related role such as site labourer or semi-skilled employee. Carpentry and joinery covers a broad range of related jobs within industry such as a painter and decorator's assistant.

You could progress onto courses such as the:


Level Three Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Level Two Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating

Additional information

For start dates and fees, consult the relevant course guides below or you can request a prospectus by post.

Full Time 2018 Higher Education 2019 Spring Part-time course guide Apprenticeship Guide