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Mode of study Vocational Full-time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date September 2020
Course code FLR2PDN (2021)
  • 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.
  • Entry Requirements

    You must be working at Level 1 or above in Maths and English, demonstrate commitment and motivation and be willing to study theoretical and practical components of the course. You will be required to take the CITB assessment paper to evaluate your ability to read and understand construction drawings.
  • What does the course involve?

    Vocational Units (All units are mandatory): Carry out safe working practices in construction; Information, quantities & communicating with others; Building methods & construction technology; Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms; Preparation of surfaces (1); Apply paint by brush and roller (1); Apply wallpapers (1); Specialist decorative finishes (1);

    Additional Study- Functional Skills in English and Maths and Tutorial.

  • How is the course assessed?

    Your work will continually be assessed throughout the course with each unit having a practical and theoretical assessment task. In addition, you will be required to pass an end of year exam in order to successfully achieve the Diploma.
  • 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 materials fees of £40 are payable on enrolment.

  • 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 on the application page. 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:

Jordan Phillips

Jordan Phillips

Level 1 Painting & Decorating
Previous school: Shrewsbury Academy

Painting & Decorating is a good trade to train in and offers great business opportunities afterwards. The tutors are good and I have learnt so much here – I have especially enjoyed learning how to wallpaper.

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Career Options

  • Painters and decorators

    Up to £30,000

  • Vehicle paint technicians

    Up to £33,000


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