About the course
This decorating qualification is for learners interested in continuing a career, within the very varied, vibrant, and creative Painting and Decorating industry.
Progression to Painting and Decorating or Grade 4 (c) in English and Maths or above.
The qualification offered is the only industry recognised: City and Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
What you'll learn (core modules)
A one year, full-time, Level 2 diploma covering all the skills and knowledge required to gain the qualification. These skills include Painting, Wallpapering, Stencilling, Glazing, Marbling, Graining, Coving, Artexing, Drylining, Broken Colour Effects, Roller Work, Colour Schemes, Colour Theory and Using and Erecting Access Equipment.
The decorating course is broken up into eight units:
- Health and Safety
- Building Methods
- Preparing Surfaces
- Applying Paint
- Wall and Ceiling Coverings
- Specialist Decorative Finishes
- Access Equipment
- Colour Theory and Spraying
Any student aged 16 to 19 who does not hold a GCSE A* to C (9 to 4 on the new grading structure) or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English by age 16 will need to continue to study these subjects in each academic year.
Benefits, skills and character strengths
This is your opportunity to showcase your skills, show your resilience and self control and realise your ambition to join a competitive and thriving industry.
Where is the course delivered? (facilities/classrooms)
The Milburn Campus.
Where will the course take me?
On completion of the course, learners will be able to continue their studies onto the Level 3 Decorating Diploma, or the NVQ Level 3 Programme if they have gained employment. In achieving the Level 2 Decorating qualification, learners will be qualified as a City and Guilds Decorator and be able to trade as such.
Many learners, who achieve this Level 2 qualification, set up business on their own and trade as Qualified Decorators.
Of the students who completed this course last year 24% continued with their existing programme of study and 72% secured employment.
Will I need any materials or equipment?
Safety boots/TMC Branded uniform/bib and brace overalls, course text book and drawing set.
How much will it cost?
The course is free for those under 19 years of age.
Days & times
Starting September 2020