This course is perfect if you already have some painting and decorating skills and are looking to take your learning to another level.
You’ll learn about:
- Preparing and sanding surfaces for paint
- The different coverings for walls and ceilings
- Applying primers
- Paint spraying
- Decorative finishes
You’ll learn about the various different trades and how they all come together on a project and about understanding the needs of your customers.
You can expect to get lots of practical learning using all of the main tools and materials of the trade. You’ll also get to complete lots of practical assessments to test your skills, all with the support of your experienced tutors.
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664 Nuthall Road
Start: 7th September 2020
Course code: C000131 / Q000751
City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
You’ll need 4 GCSEs at grades 9–3 (A*–D), including English Language and Maths – one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9–4 (A*–C). Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3 (D) and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4 (C) or above
Assessment will include a multiple choice paper, a practical assessment and an external online test.
Choose to follow with an Apprenticeship in painting or decorating or full time permanent employment. You could also go it alone as a self-employed painter and decorator.
Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees. If you are aged 19 or over, check out our Financial Help page for information on fees and funding!