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Painting and Decorating Level 2 Diploma at Stoke on Trent College

Course description

These courses are a progression from the Level 1 courses to further develop skills in your chosen trade. It’s about increasing trade skills to meet the needs of employers. The course consists of practical and theory 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 and use initiative as well as having skills.

Course content

This course is a progression from the Level 1 course to further develop skills in painting and decorating. ItÕs 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 Synoptic Profile. 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.Unit Titles:-Know how to carry out safe working practices in constructionCarry out safe working practices in constructionKnowledge of information, quantities and communicating with others Information, quantities and communicating with others Knowledge of building methods and construction technology Building methods and construction technology Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration Prepare surfaces for decoration Know how to apply paint systems by brush and roller Apply paint systems by brush and roller Know how to apply standard papers to walls and ceilingsApply standard papers to walls and ceilingsKnow how to produce specialist decorative finishes Produce specialist decorative finishes Know how to apply water-borne paint systems using high volume lowpressure (HVLP) spray equipmentApply water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure(HVLP) spray equipmentKnow how to erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms Section three Ð A synoptic practical assignment

Entry requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 Diploma in your chosen trade.

Assessment

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 NVQ in Painting & Decorating.

Future opportunities

On successful completion of the Level 2 Diploma 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 NVQ in Painting & Decorating.

Further information

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.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Stoke on Trent College directly.

Last updated date: 09 February 2016
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