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Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating Yr 1

This is a 2 year course that has been designed to develop practical skills, knowledge and understanding of painting and decorating within the workplace. The high quality training on this course prepares students for entering the workplace with an industry recognised qualification. It is available as part of a full apprenticeship programme or a full-time study programme.

The course covers three core subject areas:
- Health, safety and welfare
- Technical information, quantities and communication
- Construction technology

Students will learn about a range of key practical skills and knowledge including:
- Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
- 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 high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

Entry Requirements

Applicants should ideally have 2 GCSE, grades 3 and above (D equivalent) in Maths and English alongside a real interest, enthusiasm and commitment to learn. This will be assessed at an initial formal interview.

What do I need to bring?

Painters’ Whites (Bib and Brace type), Safety Footwear, Tape Measure, Ruler, Pens, Pencils (for classroom and workshop), Pencil Sharpener, A4 Ring Binder, A4 Lined Refill Pad, Calculator (mobile phones are not acceptable).

Assessment/Exam information

This qualification is graded using Pass, Merit and Distinction.

Assessment will consist of practical observations, multi choice and job related knowledge tests.

Other information

During the course students will receive expert tuition from highly qualified and experienced staff as well as having a personal tutor whose role is to help and support students through the course.

Swindon College has one of the largest and most varied Construction Schools in the South West. It has large craft workshops where full size site simulations can take place.

What can I do next?

Completion of the Level 2 Diploma will provide opportunities to progress onto Level 3 or further training, apprenticeships or employment.

Qualification description

On successful completion of this course students will gain the following qualification:
Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction) (QCF) Level 2

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
36 weeks 04 Sep 2017 05 Jul 2019 Tuition fee: £1,300.00
Award body exam fee: £115.00
Materials: £280.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Full Time
Hours per week: 15.00
Study days: FT COURSE

Any extra costs

Students aged 19+ will pay tuition fees, plus exam, registration and material costs.

There may be some supplementary costs for equipment, books, course trips and visits.

Financial assistance may be available to cover these costs, please ask a member of staff in our Student Finance office or call 01793 491591 for more information.

Please be aware course fees are subject to change and may vary due to cost increase from suppliers and number of enrolments.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this course, please click on the 'Apply now' button at the bottom of this page.
Alternatively, you can contact Student Services at:
Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 1DY.
Tel. 01793 491591 or email