OverviewPainting & Decorating Intermediate (Level 2)
This Level 2 qualification is generally recognised as the minimal level award for the painting and decorating industry. It will give you the confidence to tackle a number of small decorating projects. The study programme will take place in the College’s dedicated painting and decorating workshop, which has been developed to give the candidate a varying degree of surfaces to decorate.
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I left school four years ago and went to do a multi-skill construction course at another college. After that I worked in catering for a couple of years, before deciding that I wanted to return to education. I enrolled on to the Catering course here at Bedford College but later moved over to Painting & Decorating.
The best thing about Bedford College is the support I get from my tutors. I enjoy coming into College each day and I like the repetitive nature of the work and the structure it gives me.
We then get to apply our new skills to real life projects. We have painted some rooms in the Tower Block on campus after they were renovated from kitchens to computer rooms, and have also painted an old lab in the College’s Brundtland building.
I’m very happy that I decided to move back into construction and I’m looking forward to progressing on to the next level before finding full-time work as a Painter and Decorator.
This study programme will focus on various wall and ceiling coverings, including anaglypta, blown vinyl and vinyl papers. You will also learn about wood graining and marbling, along with a variety of broken colour techniques
- Subject units:
- Carrying out safe working practices in construction
- Information, quantities and communication with others
- Building methods and construction technology
- Preparing surfaces for decoration
- Applying paint systems by brush and roller
- Applying standard papers to ceilings and walls
- Producing specialist decorative finishes
- Applying water-borne paint systems using HVLP spray equipment
- Erecting and dismantling access equipment and platforms
- English and maths:
If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.
- Work experience:
- Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills
- Additional vocational learning and qualifications:
You will be encouraged to attend the painting and decorating exhibition held in Coventry every November.
There will also be the opportunity to attend a sustainability course and complete a CSCS Prometric Health and Safety Test.
To begin this study programme you will need…
Duration: 2 Years
- 3 GCSEs grades 9–1 ideally including English & maths and a keen interest in painting and decorating
- Other relevant levels of qualification or experiences will be considered.
- If you already hold a Level 1 then you may be able to do this study programme over one year.
Informal assessments will be conducted throughout the study programme, with feedback given to help improve your standards. There will be one online knowledge assessment, eight end of unit assessments (one for each unit), and one practical assessment.
Painting & Decorating NOCN- CSkills Award Level 2 Diploma Plus:
- Health, Safety and Environment (CSCS) Card
- English and maths qualifications if required
After completing this study programme you will have the opportunity to progress on to the Decorative Occupations Level 3 course, following an interview with the tutor.
To take part in this study programme you will be required to pay for:
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), approximately £30
- Textbooks, approximately £20
- You will also be required to pay approximately £40 to take a CSCS test. This will allow you to complete the mandatory 30 hours’ work experience required as part of this study programme
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.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.