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Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating


Course Overview

Working on construction site or in domestic and commercial premises, and to work and communicate with various employers and clients. To apply a paint finish to various substrates and areas including the use of access equipment

Course Length: 24 months
Course Location: Workplace plus 1 day a week at college
Course Fee: If applicable
Start Date: September 2015

Course Content

This Apprenticeship programme is made up of the following 5 components:

1. Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

  • Safe working practices
  • Knowledge of Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Knowledge of Building methods and construction technology
  • Erect and dismantle access and working platforms
  • Preparation of surfaces
  • Application of paint systems by brush and roller
  • Apply papers to wall and ceilings
  • Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes
  • Know how to apply water-borne paint systems using (HVLP) spray equipment {BCoT}

2. Level 2 NVQ in Painting & Decorating

  • Conform to general workplace safety
  • Conform to efficient work practices
  • Move and handle resources
  • Erect and dismantle access/working platforms
  • Prepare surfaces for painting/decorating
  • Apply paint systems by brush and roller

3. Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 1)

4. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

5. Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Entry Requirement

Minimum requirement 4 GCSEs or equivalent at D or above, including English and maths. You must be employed in a relevant job role to undertake this apprenticeship.


This course is continually assessed through written and practical assignments and tests. NVQ work is assessed through documented evidence gathered from workplace activities.

Where does this course lead to

Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Painting & Decorating.

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Course Outline

Course Code: AP06
Study Mode: Apprenticeship
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 2 Years
Start Date: TBC.
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