Level 2 Painting & Decorating

Level 1/2 Painting & Decorating

Entry Guidance

Entry requirement for progression onto a Level 1/2 course is a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade G or better. In addition, students must achieve the specific entry requirements for each individual course which may apply to this course.

Please speak to subject leader or look on the website.

Typical Syllabus outline

The Qualification Structure:

  • General Core units

  • Occupational Specific Units

Core units are common to all trades and cover topics such as Health and Safety/ Communications and Construction Technology. Various units include:

  • Basic Paint Systems Using a Brush and Roller

  • Foundation and Plain Wallpapers

  • Standard Decorative Finishes

  • Access Equipment and Working

  • Platforms

  • Water Borne Paint Systems

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with Others

  • Knowledge of Construction Technology.


The assessment method for this qualification is both assignment and online examinations. All the assignments are externally set by the examination board.


All learners who have taken this qualification will be able to progress into the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing - Painting and Decorating (Construction)