Painting and Decorating Level 1/2/3

Learn the trade of painting and decorating to allow you to kick start your career in the booming construction industry, or you could even start your own business. This industry recognised qualification provides a broad understanding of professional painting and decorating principles with training delivered in state-of-the-art workshops by ex industry craftsmen.

You will complete practical workshop assessments as well as computer-aided learning, providing a strong portfolio of work for gaining employment. You will also engage in activities to develop your English, Maths and employability skills.

This programme of study consists of three one year qualifications.

The Level 1 Painting and Decorating Diploma is designed to prepare you to enter the industry in your chosen craft.

The Level 2 Diploma is designed to develop the skills and knowledge enabling you to progress your career in Painting and Decorating.

The Level 3 Diploma is designed to allow learners to learn, develop and practise the advanced skills required for employment and/or career as a general construction operative in Painting and Decorating.

You will learn in a training environment that provides simulated conditions. Assessment is based on you showing what you can do as an individual through the completion of all the requirements of the qualification.

Practical sessions are combined with traditional classroom activities and computer-aided learning; these enable production of a portfolio of evidence. You will work towards passing end of unit theory tests, the practical assignments and the online test set and assessed by City and Guilds. A WorkSkills qualification will also be undertaken.

Course Content

Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 1: Core units include:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction
  • Information, Quantities and Communicating with Others
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology

Trade units:

  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms
  • Prepare Surfaces for Decoration; Apply Paint Systems by Brush and roller
  • Apply Foundation and Plain Papers
  • Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes

Level 2: Core units:

  • Safe Working Practices in Construction
  • Information, Quantities and Communicating with Others
  • Building Methods and Construction Technology

Trade units:

  • Erect and Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms
  • Prepare Surfaces for Decoration; Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller
  • Apply Standard Papers to Walls and Ceilings
  • Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes
  • Creating and Applying Colour

The Level 3 Diploma covers the following skills:

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Applying hangings to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work
  • Principles of organising, planning and pricing construction work
  • Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) spray equipment
Entry Requirements

Level 1 – 3 GCSEs (grades A*-G/9-1), including English and maths, and an interview.

Level 2 – Satisfactory completion of the Level 1 Diploma and via a progression interview.

Progression from Year 1 to Year 2 in all cases is subject to a satisfactory report from the progression board which will consider attendance, punctuality, attitude and suitability for a higher level programme.

Level 3 – Satisfactory completion of the Level 2 Diploma and via a progression interview.

Progression from Year 2 to Year 3 in all cases is subject to a satisfactory report from the progression board which will consider attendance, punctuality, attitude and suitability for a higher level programme.

*If you have previously studied a level 2 at another training provider and would like to enrol directly onto level 3 please contact our Admissions Department, where candidates will be assessed on individual basis prior to application.

What Can I Do Next?

Level 2: Employment opportunities as a trainee Painter and Decorator. Further vocational training and assessment leading to Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 3 or an NVQ.

Level 3: Progression could lead to working towards a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Painting & Decorating. Higher level study on a HNC or Foundation Degree in Construction.

Painting and Decorating Level 1/2/3
LevelLevel 1
Level 2
Level 3
LocationColchester
DurationThree years:
Year 1: Level 1 |
Year 2: Level 2 |
Year 3: Level 3
Study ModeFull-Time
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateSeptember 2020
Fee(s)16-18 year olds: Free
19+: Year 1: £1,444
19+: Year 2: £1,654
19+: Year 3: £3,345
It’s been really exciting to learn something new. With help from my course tutors, I have started to develop my drawing skills and have
produced detailed wall drawings both at College and in my own home… I have already had interest from people asking me if I could work on their walls.Mel, former student.

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