CG L2 Dip in Painting & Decorating
What is this course about?
This course is a progression from the Level 1 course to further develop skills in painting and decorating. Its about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theoretical elements, and both parts of the course need to be successfully completed to achieve this qualification. Employers will expect good attendance, good behaviour and good communication skills enabling you to interact with clients, work safely, using initiative as well as having painting and decorating skills. As a College we will be reinforcing the values expected in industry to give students the skills to be successful in work and life. Throughout the course the students will be assessed on their practical skills and their knowledge of the subject.
To achieve this qualification you will have to successfully complete all eight units within the course along with an externally set Knowledge Test and a Practical Assessments. Students may also complete Functional Skills as part of this course; this aspect of the qualification may not be directly linked to the trade but will improve their wider education. Each student will be encouraged to take part in enrichment activities, work experience and educational visits.
Health, safety and welfare in construction.
Principles of building construction, information and communication.
Preparing surfaces for decoration.
Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas.
Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings.
Producing specialist finishes for decorative work.
Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms.
Creating and applying colour.
4 GCSEs grade 3 or above. BTEC
Introductory Award, Certificate or Diploma,
appropriate NVQ Level 1, or another
relevant Level 1 or Foundation
qualification. You will have a preinduction
interview/assessment to make
sure this is the right level for you.
How is it taught
Stoke on Trent College has some of the most comprehensive and up to date facilities in the country. Learning takes place in a friendly and relaxed environment and all staff have an excellent knowledge of the industry gained through many years of experience. If you want to study on your own you can use one of the Learning Resources Centres or one of the special study workshops in English, Mathematics and Information Technology. The workshops are large and spacious and are well equipped. It will be necessary for students to undertake some research on an individual basis to help support the learning of the underpinning knowledge aspect of the course.
How will I be assessed?
Students are frequently assessed both in the practical environment and in the classroom. There are eight theoretical unit end tests, various practical models and a final practical assessment. The final theoretical test is an online test on the knowledge gained throughout the course. Opportunity to progress into industry. If you gain employment within the industry you could become an Apprentice, studying for an Apprenticeship Standard in Painting & Decorating.
What else do I need to know?
As part of the course the college promotes an open environment which encourages support from parents and guardians. Expert tutors are readily available to answer any questions relating to the course and you are encouraged to speak to them if you have any questions. This course will give you an excellent knowledge of the industry and the opportunity to progress further within the construction industry. The course is supported by the Bell Group Academy who will deliver industry related topics and provide relevant work experience.
What could I do next?
On successful completion of the Level 2 Study Programme in Painting & Decorating you could be given the opportunity to progress into industry. If you gain employment within the industry you could become an Apprentice, studying for an Apprenticeship Standard in Painting & Decorating.