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Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

Painting and decorating adults full-time


Painting & Decorating CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma

This Construction Skills course is ideal for those who want to develop a career in a selected trade within the construction industry. They are designed to contain the skills and knowledge that reflect the scope of the National Occupational Standards.

Become the Decorator that everyone wants to be…advanced painting & wallpapering skills, marbling & graining, colour terminology.

Decorators make everyone else’s work look good! This is a very artistic course that can lead to fulfilling job roles including self-made business owner, interior designer…

Course information

Need to know

Entry requirements

Essential: At least 3 GCSEs graded 1-9 (Maths & English needed); NOCN Cskills L1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating (or equivalent qualification).

Desirable: GCSEs graded 3 and above; interest in the subject.

What qualification will I gain?

NOCN Cskills Level 2 Diploma – Painter & Decorator.

How will I be assessed?

Training tasks leading to practical assessment throughout the academic year.

Assessment Packs and multiple-choice question online examinations.

Course content

What will I study?
  • Preparing Surfaces for Decoration
  • Apply Paint by Brush & Roller
  • Apply Standard Coverings to Ceilings & Walls
  • Produce Decorative Finishes
  • Using spray equipment

Next steps

Course progression:
  • T-Level in Construction – Painting & Decorating
  • Art & Design (Interior Design)
  • Technical & Professional
Career progression:
  • Apprenticeship
  • Self-Employment
  • Average Salary circa £27,000 and higher

Additional information

  • Additional costs of £30/40 towards PPE required (Decorator’s Trousers/Safety Trainers)
  • Course Fees may be applicable – depending upon personal circumstances

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 19/09/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Tuesday, Thursday
Time(s): 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fees: Fee Calculator

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Funding Information

The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. 

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Unemployed offer

This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.


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Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

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If you would like to find out more about this or other courses, please use our Livechat below, email or call us on 0345 658 8990.


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Additional formats

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