Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating
|Mode of study
|London Road Campus
|2 September 2024
Who is it for?
This programme is designed to give you a broad knowledge and understanding of the Construction Industry and to provide you with the technical skills training to achieve a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.
Successful completion of Level 1 Painting and Decorating plus GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 or above.
What does the course involve?
This industry-recognised course is ideal for helping you gain employment in the decorating industry, either by starting up your own business or gaining an apprenticeship. Three quarters of your time will be spent in our purpose-built workshops which will aid you to develop your practical skills.
This course develops knowledge and skills in painting and decorating and covers the following skills:
- Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
- Preparing surfaces
- Applying paint systems by brush and roller
- Applying foundation and plain papers
- Producing specialist decorative finishes
- Applying and creating colour
- Principles of building construction, information, and communication.
You will have to undertake all units. Students will be required to attend Maths and English (GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2) depending on prior achievements and initial assessments.
How is the course assessed?
Each unit will be assessed by end of unit multiple-choice tests supported with practical assessments throughout the year, together with an online multiple-choice knowledge test.
How much does it cost?
You must provide your own overalls, safety shoes, tools, classroom equipment and contribute to the cost of any additional enrichment activities.
If you are aged 19 or over fees for tuition, exams and materials may be payable on enrolment.
Upon successful completion of this course, you may have the option to progress to the T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction (T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning For Construction: Surveying and Design for Construction (scg.ac.uk)), or an apprenticeship in painting and decorating (www.scg.ac.uk/apprenticeships).
Students can enter local, national, and international competitions including the UK SkillBuild competition. Students at SCG have also taken part in the annual Graining and Marbling Olympics in Stoke, where they have previously gained 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places.
What do I do next?
You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. You can also apply for a second, alternative programme of study such as A Levels via a separate application. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Open Evenings, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Telford College
My favourite thing that I’ve studied is decorative skills, which involve doing different techniques like stencilling and marbling. It’s quite intricate work and it was a challenge to learn, but I’m really proud of what I’ve done. You’ve just got to try new techniques out and know that you’re going to learn how to do it successfully when you’ve got a tutor as friendly and helpful as my tutors. My dream is to have my own interior design studio, specialising in working with small spaces and proving that you don’t need a lot of room to have a great home.
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