Diploma in Painting & Decorating - Level 2 - Full-time (North Devon)
North Devon Campus
If you're interested in a career in the decorating trade, this course is designed to be a direct progression from the Level 1 programme. You'll expand on skills learnt at Level 1 and learn new techniques and skills to get a broad understanding of the painting and decorating trade, as well as the diversity of work that can be achieved after this programme.
Learn painting and decorating techniques including the specialist skills of colour theory and its application, imitation of woods and marble, and hanging wall and ceiling papers.
During this course you will study the following modules:
- Health, safety and welfare;
- Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication;
- Knowledge of construction technologies;
- Preparing surfaces for decoration; applying paint systems by roller and brush;
- Applying standard papers to ceilings and walls; producing specialist decorative finishes;
- Colour theory and application;
- Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms.
All aspects of the course will be studied through both classroom-based theory sessions and practical-based workshop sessions. You will have the opportunity to develop your Maths and English skills if you have not achieved a GCSE grade 5/4 in these areas.
You will complete 8 unit knowledge end tests. After training and practising skills, you will complete 28 practical assignments within the 8 units of study which will be graded from Pass to Distinction.
Successful completion of Level 1 course in Decorative Occupations or relevant experience is required. You may be permitted to join the Level 2 programme directly if you have relevant trade knowledge or several years of skills experience.
You will be able to use this qualification to help you gain employment and continue training. Alternatively, you can continue to study on the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or another Level 3 programme within architecture and construction.
You will attend the painting and decorating workshop at Petroc's main campus in Barnstaple which is fully equipped to support a wide range of practical activities and has separate classrooms and IT facilities. All trainers and assessor have several years' trade experience and are approved by the awarding body, City and Guilds.
Safety clothing including boots and overalls need to be purchased by the student.
Students are required to provide their own stationery and textbooks; a full equipment list will be provided at interview.
Students are asked to pay a contribution towards materials and learning resources used in workshops and classrooms.
There may also be trips throughout the year which may incur a cost.
If you are a 19+ learner there may be course fees, unless you are eligible for a remission. Financial support may be available, if you require further information contact the Advice and Guidance Centre on 01271 852422.
Please contact the Advice & Guidance Centre on 01271 852422 for more information.