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Painting and Decorating - Level 2

This qualification is is designed to help you to develop higher level skills and progress to the Painting and Decorating - Level 3 course.

Your assessment will test your practical and theoretical skills.

The programme also includes studying maths and English towards GCSE grade A*-C (new grading system: 9-4) if you do not already have these grades.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Safe working practices
  • Knowledge of information and quantities
  • Maintaining work relationships
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying water borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

What are the entry requirements?

In order to qualify for this course, you will need at least one of the following:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade D (new grading system: 3) or above


  • A relevant Level 1 qualification


  • Industry related experience

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

All course offers will be subject to satisfactory interview and reference.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Painting and Decorating - Level 3

Career Path

  • Painter
  • Decorator
  • Sprayer

What qualification will I gain?

Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

Start date



1 year.

Where will I be based?

The Pembroke Centre, Hugh Baird College.


Aged 16-18 Aged 19-23
and 1st full level 2
Aged 19+
and unemployed
Aged 19+, not 1st full level 2
and not unemployed
Free Free Free £2,218

Financial Support

If you are aged 19+ you may be eligible for financial support to cover the cost of the course and/or travel, childcare and equipment expenses. Click here to find out more.

Additional Information

You are expected to supply your own pen, pencil, scale ruler, calculator, eraser, steel toe capped boots and overalls.



Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Wednesday, 20 December 2017 09:17

Study Programme

If you are aged 16-19, this qualification will form a substantial part of your study programme. The study programme has been designed to ensure that young people are fully equipped and ready to move on to the world of work or higher level courses. In addition to your main qualification, will you also get the opportunity to undertake relevant and CV bolstering work experience out in your chosen industry. You will also be supported through maths and English qualifications.