Cambridge Regional College - Centre of Vocational Excellence

Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

Science Park Campus, Kings Hedges Road

Course Duration:1 Year
Course Mode:Full Time
Start Date:03/09/2020
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Course Overview

This programme has been designed to give you the enhanced skills and knowledge you need to work in the Painting & Decorating industry. With teaching and instruction from specialist staff you will gain knowledge and learn a wide variety of practical skills in the area of:

• Preparing surfaces for decorating
• Applying paint systems by brush and roller
• Applying water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray
• Applying standard papers to ceilings and walls
• Producing specialist decorative finishes

Health and safety is of paramount importance in all areas of the construction industry, and this will be reinforced throughout the course. Vocational core skills of English and Maths will be embedded in the programme along with specialist delivery to enable learners to reach GCSE grade 4 or equivalent standards to meet industry requirements.

In addition to the specialist skills described above, we will help you to develop a range of wider skills that will make you into a well-rounded professional who will be highly valued by employers and universities.  During tutorials we will develop your Employability skills, Personal Learning, Social and Community skills, together with your Specialist skills and qualification will give you a distinct advantage when it is time for you to progress to employment or further and higher education.  

Skills you can gain include;

• C V writing
• Interview techniques
• Customer service
• Maths and English skills needed in day to day life
• Self-study and research
• Team working to complete projects

You can also develop your entrepreneurial skills through charitable and community projects which run throughout the year and are led by students.

Progression & Career Opportunities

Successful completion of all elements of this study programme will allow you to progress in several different ways, including;

• Gaining employment within the Painting & Decorating industry and undertaking an apprenticeship scheme to gain further qualifications and experience

Entry Requirements

To access this course you will need to have completed the Level 1 Painting & Decorating and attend an interview with the Level 2 course tutor with information regarding the course.

In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the College as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression to the next level. Entry criteria are given as a guide, and the exact requirements in order to obtain a place on a particular course will be confirmed following attendance at a Welcome Event/Interview.

Learning Assessment & Support

We want you to achieve to the very best of your ability at CRC. To make this happen we offer both learning and personal support by specialist staff tailored to meet your specific needs.

Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the course tutors.

Your skills and knowledge will be continuously assessed throughout the course; additionally each unit will be assessed by end multiple choice examinations and practical tests.
Support will be provided through regular meetings with your course tutor.

How to Apply

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply through Mychoice@16

You can also apply through a CRC Application Form or download and complete here. If you need any help with applying, please contact our Admissions Office on tel. 01223 418448.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

Cambridge Campus Status

Huntingdon Campus Status