Painting and Decorating - Level 2


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This full time course follows a programme that is designed to acquaint the entrant with the practical skills and technical knowledge of Painting and Decorating. This will include Use of Access Equipment, Preparing and Painting Surfaces and the Different Application Techniques, Paper Hanging, Producing Decorative Painting and Creating Colour Schemes, and Decorative Treatments. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their knowledge in related Numeracy, Communications, IT, Measurement, Drawing, Health and Safety, Construction Practices, and Employment and Behavioural Skills. The course includes external online examinations through City and Guilds for Health and Safety and Principles of Construction. The course can also include 1 day per week for work experience, to reinforce knowledge and skills obtained during the session, as well as to prepare students for employment.

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Diplomas in Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 5, (City & Guilds course 6807-23),


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College, 1 or 2 days per week on placement


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Entry requirements

Introduction to Painting and Decorating or a relevant background. An interview session and Core Skills at SCQF Level 4. Completion of Introduction to Painting and Decorating City & Guilds Level 4 would be preferable but not essential, and at the discretion of centre staff.

Progression opportunities

Students who gain employment could return to complete the PDA/SVQ Level 3 in Painting and Decorating.


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