Painting & Decorating Level 2

If you are working towards a career as a decorator, then this Level 2 course will help you take your skills to the next level. You will learn more advanced decorating techniques, learn how to paint in complex areas with brushes and rollers, and produce specialist finishes to your work.


Hastings (Ore)


Level 2

Course Type

16 +


Options Course Code Starts Ends
apply 13549 09/09/24 04/07/25

What will I study?

During this one-year course you will develop your existing knowledge and learn more advanced techniques and principles of painting and decorating. You will learn some more advance painting techniques such as how to paint in complex areas with brushes and rollers. You’ll learn how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms, and practise producing specialist finishes for decorative effect. You will have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement and improve your English and maths skills during the course.

During this course you will cover topics including:

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principals of building construction
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

What previous qualifications or experience do I need?

2 GCSEs grade D/3 in English and maths, and successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

How will I be assessed?

Assessments will take place throughout the duration of the course. Practical tasks will make up 60% of the assessment, coursework will make up 30% and 10% will be made up of exams. Accuracy and completing tasks within a specified time frame will be important to the successful completion of the course. Constructive feedback from your tutor will also help you to improve and progress towards recognised industrial standards.

What can I do after completing this course?

On completion of the course you can progress onto a Painting and Decorating Apprenticeship or our Level 3 Painting and Decorating.

You may wish to start your career in the industry and could find roles as an Industrial Painter, Specialist Paperhanger or go into Property Maintenance.

Are there any extra costs?

A range of specified PPE and a basic painting kit and equipment will be required for this course and will cost approximately £50.

The PPE required will consist of safety boots and white bib and brace overalls. There are also a number of opportunities throughout the year for various construction related trips which may also incur a cost.