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Painting & Decorating Dip L2
Study Mode
Practical Assessment and Exams 
Construction & Building Services 
Course Code:
Entry Requirements
Level 1 Painting and Decorating Diploma and a minimum of Entry 3 Functional Skills.

Painting & Decorating Dip L2

This course will develop skills learnt at level 1 to expand your knowledge of the subject.

About the Course

You will need to bring your own overalls for practical sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided. You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.

Key Units

Topics will include: 

  • Carrying out safe working practices in construction
  • Building methods & construction technology
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Preparation of surfaces
  • Applying paint by brush and roller
  • Applying wallpapers and specialist decorative finishes
Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course. They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions. Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 Painting and Decorating Diploma and a minimum of Entry 3 Functional Skills.


Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed by an online exam and unit tests. Your practical skills will be assessed by practical tests and a practical exam.

Where does this Lead

Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 3 Painting & Decorating course. Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.

Tell Me More

Will this course suit me?
Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a painting & decorating course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.