Course Details

If you want to build on your Level 1 skills and train for a practical, creative job in the construction industry then this painting and decorating course could be the one for you. Our experienced staff will help you gain all the knowledge and basic practical painting and decorating skills which are required by employers. It will also provide you with all the theory relating to preparing, painting and wallpapering using a range of techniques on different surfaces to create different effects.

Entry Requirements

You will need to have achieved a Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating and passed an aptitude test before progressing to this course. You also need to have an interest in painting, decorating, colour and design, be good at managing your time and take a pride in producing accurate work.

Career options

A career in painting and decorating gives you flexible options - you could choose to run your own business which will give you control and flexibility or may decide to seek paid employment working in industrial, commercial or domestic settings.

Painting and Decorating Level 2 Diploma

Five highlights

  • 1 Excellent facilities in our new Construction Technologies Centre
  • 2 Skilled and passionate staff with many years trade experience
  • 3 Excellent learning support and experienced pastoral care tutors
  • 4 Outstanding success rates and progression possibilities
  • 5 Access to enrichment and sports facilities

Key Points

  • Chichester Campus
  • 02.09.2019
  • City & Guilds Diploma in Painting and Decorating


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Course code Location Course length Start date
CON352CF1A Chichester Campus 1 Year 02.09.2019

What you need to know

What will I study?

You will cover a range of different practical and theory modules on the course including Brush and Roller Applications, Wallpaper Hanging, safe use of access equipment, Decorative Effects, Construction building and communication Technology and Health & Safety. The course covers the standards as set by the awarding body and training will ensure you have the skills to the level required by industry. We look for real projects for students to work so you can develop your practical skills in practical situations where possible. If you are a full time student aged 16-18 you will follow a study programme which will consist of your main Painting and Decorating course, enterprise and enrichment activities, English and maths as well work experience . Through your tutorial programme you will also develop personal and work related skills which will help prepare you for full time work after you have finished your full time training in college.

How will I be taught?

You will be taught by enthusiastic, friendly staff who have years of experience, both in teaching and in practical painting and decorating. Theory classes are generally classroom based using a range of delivery and activities to suit individual learning needs.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments for theory will be tested with both on line and paper based versions of exams set by the awarding body. You will also complete set practical Assessment tasks for each unit as set out in your portfolio. Practical tests will workshop based to set time scales and specified tolerances.

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