Course Details

  • If you’d like to follow a career path in the construction industry as a professional painter or decorator, then this Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating is the perfect place to begin, as you’ll develop a wide range of skills and knowledge specific to this sector.

    As a vocational qualification, you’ll be taking part in lots of hand-on, practical sessions, covering topics such as how to erect and dismantle the appropriate access equipment and working platforms, how to prepare surfaces for decoration and how to apply paint systems by brush and roller. You’ll also look at the application of foundation and plain papers, the production of specialist decorative finishes and how to effectively apply and create colour.

    The qualification is widely recognised in the construction industry and will set you on the path to a rewarding career as a painter or decorator. As well as learning essential skills for the trade, you’ll also get to develop your functional skills in English and maths.

  • Please Click Here to view the specific entry requirements for our 16-18 Study Programmes.

    Work Experience is a vital part of the course and you will be supported in finding a work placement relevant to your study.

  • Throughout this course, you’ll complete a range of practical, hands-on assessments in the workshop to build up your individual portfolio. You’ll also take some exams covering health and safety, the principles of building and questions relating to the trade area.

  • After completing this Level 2 Diploma, an ideal next step is to develop your knowledge and skills even further with a Level 3 course in Painting and Decorating right here with us at The Manchester College.

    You’ll also have the qualification and relevant experience to enter the working world and follow a rewarding career path in the construction industry, working for house building companies, housing associations, property developers or other small businesses who repair and refurbish buildings.

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  • If you need help with affording college, there are a number of different finance and funding options available to you. You might be eligible for special bursary support or extra help from the government.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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In one of The Manchester College’s 19 Centres of Excellence you’ll develop the skills and gain the qualifications that you need to take the next steps towards your dream career.

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