Painting & Decorating (CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma)

Painting & Decorating (CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma)

Subject Area: Construction


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152676
  • Entry Requirements

    Level 1 in Multi-Skills Construction including level 1 English and/or maths


    Relevant industrial experience including English Language and/or maths at level 1.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Ipswich campus.

    You will learn techniques used in modern building methods that will prepare you for working as a skilled painter and decorator. These include applying oil-based, eggshell, and emulsion paints by brush and roller, wall and ceiling coverings, decorative finishes by rag rolling, sponging, and stencilling. All teaching will take place in our fully-equipped workshop and classrooms under guidance from qualified and experienced staff. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    This study programme will provide you with a range of skills, taught in our fully-equipped workshops. You will have the opportunity to test your skills and participate in competitions at both national and local level, such as Skill Build and the Suffolk Show. You will have the opportunity to work on a range of local community projects outside the College.

    The study programme will also develop your personal, social, and employability skills, and you will receive up to the minute industry knowledge and advice on employability by visiting relevant exhibitions and construction sites. Talks from a wide range of local and national employers will ensure you understand the trade and the skills that they are looking for, but will also give you a good understanding of the various career opportunities and pathways available to you.

    Core Skills Covered: Creativity | Estimating | Hands-on | Patience | Project Management | Customer Service

    Next Steps

    Students who completed this programme have progressed onto the next level of study or have gone into employment.

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.

    Additional Costs

    Trips and visits, safety boots, polo shirt and overalls, and textbook Level 2 NVQ/SVQ Diploma Painting & Decorating (ISBN 9780435048341).

    Luisa Dias Da Silva - CSkills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

    I could not have completed my course without my tutors help, they made learning enjoyable and very clear to understand. I am going to finish my third year of Painting and Decorating at the College and then would love to take the skills I have learned in to industry.