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This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating. Our qualifications are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in painting and decorating, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an Apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

  • What will I learn?

    The skills, practice and theory to enable you to work in the painting and decorating sector. You will be taught by experienced decorators that bring many years experience to the workshop and classroom.

    This course is a full-time study programme and has been formulated to prepare you for the future. This means as well as studying your chosen course, you'll also work on important skills to help to equip you for your future career. Your study programme will include: Your chosen course, English & Maths and/or subject related IT sessions (Digital Skills), a 45 day subject related work placement (Industry Placement), personal development sessions (Tutorials) and independent study sessions (Directed Study).

  • Example modules

    • Health, safety and welfare in construction
    • Principles of building construction, information and communication
    • Preparing surfaces for decoration
    • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
    • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
    • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
    • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
    • Creating and applying colour
  • How will I be assessed?

    Practical assessments and classroom based and online exams at the end of modules.

  • Entry Requirements

    Completion of level 1, or if you have some knowledge and basic skills in Painting and Decorating - probably from a role where you work under supervision. You want recognition for your skills, giving you the chance to take on more responsibility.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    To Apprenticeship at level 3 and / or career as a decorator

  • Cost of Study


    This course is free of charge for students aged 16-18. There may be some additional costs for uniforms or trips and visits.

    Students over 19 will have some course fees to pay to the college. The fee amount and any financial help available depends on individual circumstances and the course you are taking.

    For more information please contact our Admissions team on 01296 588 595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Additional Information

    You will be required to obtain safety footwear, overalls, books and some required tools at a possible cost of £100

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 2
Study Mode Full-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 36 Weeks
Course Code FPAINL2DP-1
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