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Painting and Decorating (Industrial Painter)

Course Code: OSIP2

Level: 2
Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: NVQ
Qualification: Diploma, NVQ
Course type: Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime

When you'll study: Thursdays, 8.30am - 6.45pm

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About the course

This level 2 NVQ diploma is about you showing your site knowledge and skills through pictures, videos and written evidence. It is what separates an apprenticeship from being a full time learner. You will learn about complex building and trade procedures specific to painting and decorating and prove competence with regards to knowledge and practical demonstrations across painting and decorating. You will also learn and evidence health and safety practices and procedures, relevant building regulations and if you choose to progress to level 3, site/project management. Our expert Trainers and Assessors are all experienced in delivering effective NVQ and construction learning, they will support and guide you through your qualification with competence and concise guidance.

What you'll learn

This course is comprised of six units including:

  • conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace
  • conforming to productive working practices in the workplace
  • erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace
  • preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace.
Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.


This course is assessed by coursework. You will have an online portfolio where the work will be uploaded and marked by your assessor. Your assessor will also do site visits with the learner to collect evidence.

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you can choose to progress onto a level 3 which focuses on managerial aspects of painting and decorating. You will also have two years site experience to boost your CV to seek full-time employment.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.

If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)

Although we’re not yet able to confirm the start date for this course, applications are now welcome, just complete and return an application form.