Painting & Decorating

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L2 Level 2
Full Time
31 August 2020 — 16 July 2021
City Centre Campus, Cardiff
This course is available at other locations or at different start dates/levels.

About this course

Our Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment, which means you do not need to be employed to study this course. This programme of accelerated learning is designed to fast track pupils from basic skills up to a level 2 standard, within a structured delivery. The course will enhance your skills, knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and enable you to work in Painting and Decorating or progress onto further training. This qualification supports the learner to attain fundamental and transferable practical skills, with associated underpinning knowledge, and industry will accept this qualification on its own as entry to a job role.

What you will study

Key components of the course include:

  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Painting by brush and roller
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment

You will learn the practical skills, theoretical knowledge and understanding of this trade, which will enable you to continue onto the progression routes at trade-specific levels.

Experienced and qualified staff will support and guide you to the Awarding Body level of competency.

List of subjects studied:

  • Craft practical studies 60%
  • Craft theory studies 40%
  • Development of your application of number, communication and employabliity skills.

Course fee per year

Registration Fee Payable on Enrolment: £30.00

Entry requirements

Interview. 4 GCSEs Grade A* - F or Assessment grade minimum E3 from Skill Scan assessment.

Teaching and assessment

  • Practical assessments and written

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information

Start date

31 August 2020

End date

16 July 2021

Time of day

Day Time

Full Time

22 hours per week


City Centre Campus, Cardiff
Maps & directions

Course code



Cskills Awards Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction) (QCF)


What our students say

I have enjoyed being around the City Centre Campus, it's a nice surrounding and everyone gets along. The highlight of my time at college has been the new friends I have made and the different atmosphere from school. You can gain new skills and do things you'd never thought you could do before.

David Warner
Painting and Decorating Level 2

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
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City Centre Campus,
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