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Building Trades - Cskills Diploma in Painting and Decorating Level 2

This course gives you key skills in painting and decorating in a workplace style environment.

Key information

Course type: Part-time professional End qualification: CSKILLS Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction) Level 2 Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus Assessment: Practical assignments

Course aims and areas

This level 2 painting and decorating course is designed specifically to prepare you to enter the decorating industry.

The course has been developed to teach you key skills in a training environment that recreates real life working conditions.

The tests throughout the diploma are based on you demonstrating the painting and decorating knowledge you have learnt as an individual throughout the course.

Upon successful completion you will either be able to find employment or progress on to level 3.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
BT009 11 Sep 2018 Tuesday 9.00am - 4.30pm 36 weeks


The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Course Units

  • Safe working practices in construction
  • Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • Building methods and construction technology
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

Why the MET?

You will work in the purpose built Construction and Trades Centre in a real work environment with industry experience teachers.

You will be taught by highly-experienced teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. Our teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

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How to apply

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What's next?

This course will lead on to the level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. 

The Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating will allow you to gain entry to your chosen career of painting & decorating and will also give you a good understanding of general construction work. 

Another important feature of the qualification is that it provides a progression route towards achieving a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ).

What's next?

This course is mostly practical work, however theory is also an important part of the course.

There are knowledge and understanding questions to be completed for each unit. 

There is also a practical assignment – which includes preparing and painting flush doors and hanging wallpaper; this assessment must be successfully completed as well as a City & Guilds on-line exam at the end of the course.

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