Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating


If you are interested in becoming a Painter and Decorator, then a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating may just be the course for you.

You’ll learn how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms, prepare surfaces for decoration, produce a specialist decorative finishes, apply paint systems by brush and roller, create colour and apply foundation and plain papers.

This course supports the following job roles:

  • Painter and Decorator

You will gain the following qualification:

  • NVQ Level 2 Painting and Decorating

The aim of the qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace. The Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in painting and decorating to demonstrate their competence.

You must complete these units:

The qualification comprises of eight mandatory units.

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Creating and applying colour

In addition to completing and achieving the knowledge based qualifications you will prepare a portfolio of evidence, attend the College one day per week and receive regular workplace assessments in order to assess competency. During the length of the course you will sit a number of exams including Functional Level 1 English and maths if you do not have grades 4 (C in the old grade structure).

Individual employers will set the selection criteria but typically, you will need grades 3 or above (D or above in the old grade structure) in English and maths. It would also be beneficial to have some experience in this field.

Course Summary

Length of study: 2 years

Start month: Anytime

Study campus: Coventry College

Course level: Level 2

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

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Career Assessment

Need help choosing the right career path? You’ll be given a series of activities related to a work environment. Your job is to slide the scale to the left or right depending on how much you like or dislike the given activity. You will receive recommendations based on your selections.

College open event

17 January 2019 17:00 - 19:30

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