Construction & the Built Environment

Painting and Decorating Diploma - R074

Wirral Waters Campus Full Time Level 2 Duration 36 weeks

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This course will develop your basic painting and decorating skills to further enhance your practical skills. On completion you can progress to the Level 3 Diploma.

Course Details

Students will complete the following units for both practical and job knowledge:

  • 230: Creating and applying colour
  • 201: Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • 202: Principles of building, construction, information and communication
  • 220: Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • 215: Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • 216: Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • 217: Applying standard papers
  • 218: Producing specialist decorative finishes
Entry Guidelines

This is a Study Programme for those aged 16-18 years of age.

Relevant level 1 qualification or minimum of 3 GCSEs at Grade 3/D or above and relevant practical experience.

Satisfactory interview, school report and / or reference.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Equipment Required

To learn effectively on your course you will need to use certain items of equipment and undertake particular activities as part of your studies. To further enhance your learning experience the following will be required: Personal Protective Equipment - £40 Educational Visits - £35 If you need support with these costs, don't worry, click on the link below and complete a bursary application form. https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-support/financial-support/bursaries-loans Equipment purchased will be yours to keep and you will be able to use them for practice at home and in your future career. N.B. prices correct as of 23/06/2021

Assessment Method

Assessment will be completed by practical and online tests.

Additional Information

The course requires manual dexterity and physical stamina. You will need to lift and handle tools and materials.

Are you aged 16-18?
Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include:

Where can I progress to?
Successful completion of this course may mean you can progress to NVQ level 2 Painting and Decorating (if you gain an apprenticeship) or the Level 3 Diploma Painting and Decorating.

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Starting 7th September 2022 - Ending - 28th June 2023

REF R074O001

Planned Timetable

Day Times Campus
Wednesday 09:00 — 15:00 Wirral Waters
Thursday 09:00 — 12:00 Wirral Waters
Friday 09:00 — 12:00 Wirral Waters

If you are aged 16-18:


This study programme is free for students, who are aged 16-18 on 31 August, and students aged 19-24 with an Education, Health & Care Plan.

If you are aged 19 or over:

Did you know that many of our courses are free for students aged 19 and above?

Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £1275.00

This is a full level 2 course

The fee quoted is for the academic year 22/23.

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