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Level 2 Technical in Painting and Decorating (Progression route)

This programme will help you develop the skills required to enter a specific trade within the construction industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Painting and Decorating
School Leaver - Vocational/Technical
Location: Hudson Building
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Hudson Building

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Course Information for Students

This course is suitable if you have a keen interest in painting and decorating and have met the entry requirements.

You should have successfully completed an appropriate Level 1 qualification within the trade area, and have grade 3 GCSE or the equivalent in Maths and grade 2 or the equivalent in English. 

You will cover:

  • A range of surface preparation
  • Applying different types of paints onto a range of different surfaces, including spraying
  • Hanging different types of wallpaper onto walls and ceilings
  • Working at height
  • Decorative effects

You will learn on-site, in the classroom and in the practical workshop. There may be some requirement to complete work online, but this will be kept to a minimum. 

While we make every endeavour to run programmes as advertised, we reserve the right to cancel those which do not enrol sufficient numbers to make them viable.

You will need to supply your own basic stationery, notebook, padlock, safety footwear, work trousers and safety glasses. 

You will also be required to purchase a Derby College Group sweat shirt and polo shirt once you have started the course. 

As you progress through the course, there is an expectation that you will purchase a basic tool kit once you are settled into your studies.

A range of assessment methods will be used throughout the course:

  • A portfolio of ongoing training and assessment in both practical and theory work, which will be graded for quality and content
  • Synoptic assessment of both practical and theory within the first six months
  • Final skills assessment which will be graded against set criteria
  • Final knowledge assessment in the form of a multiple-choice exam

You can advance to further qualifications or progress your career within the construction industry. Potential options may include:

  • Apprenticeship
  • Employment in the construction industry.
  • T-Level in Design, Surveying, and Planning for Construction (entry criteria will apply)

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or

Course Information for Employers

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Painters and Decorators


Painters and Decorators

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Construction and Building Trades


Construction and Building Trades

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 5, 2024 4:50 pm