Painting & Decorating Diploma

Painting & Decorating Diploma

Study Mode: Full Time
Course Code: BUJAA052CCF0
Course Level: Level 2

Where will this course lead?

Our Level 2 course, which is designed as a follow up to the Level 1 course, will give you a more in-depth education on the skills and techniques to bolster your knowledge and practical ability in painting and decorating.

You will learn about the tools of the trade, preparation and how to become an invaluable asset through perfecting your craft.

What will I study?

On this course you will learn the following:

- Health & Safety,
- Hanging, preparation and finish wallpapers,
- Solvent-borne and water-borne finishes,
- Expanding Specialist decorative effects,
- Developing spraying techniques,
- Good practice & links to the construction industry,
- Preparation for the workplace,
- Classroom based knowledge activities.

How will this course be delivered?

Three quarters of this course involves practical assignments in the Painting and Decorating workshop and the rest is based around knowledge based activities.

Our dedicated painting and decorating lecturers strive to deliver training at the highest level.

What qualifications will I get?

Diploma in Painting and Decorating (QCF)

How will I be assessed?

To pass this course you will have to successfully complete all practical and theory assessments and pass an on line end test. All assessments are carried out by qualified assessors to the required qualification standard.

How do I get a place on the course?

Apply online and, If successful, places are offered after interview and an assessment of your Maths & English.

What are the entry requirements?

Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating and Maths, English & IT studies at Level 1 or above.

What else do I need to know?

You will be required to provide safety boots and appropriate clothes to wear in the workshop.

You will also be expected to provide your on stationary (e.g. pens, pencils and A4 folders)

Course reference Book : 'Painting and Decorating level 2 NVQ and CAA Diploma Level 2' ISBN 9780 435498306

Good levels of English and Maths are important for your success in your course, your chosen vocation and life. Throughout your course you will continue to develop your English and Maths skills in your vocational classes.

If you haven't achieved an A*/9 - C/4 grade in English or Maths at GCSE, or a Level 2 Functional Skill, you will also be working towards a qualification in English or Maths at a level that will enable you to progress towards these grades.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

What can I do after this course?

If you successfully pass this course you can apply to progress on to the NVQ 2 in Commercial Painting or Painting and Decorating.

Learners who have a high standard of attendance and have demonstrated a positive attitude can be recommended for any available apprenticeships.


Solihull College, Auckland Drive, Smith's Wood, Solihull B36 0NF Tel: 0121 678 7000 Minicom: 0121 628 7005 Email: Internet:

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee

Woodlands Campus

September 2017



Not Applicable to 16-18 year olds