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Painting & Decorating (Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting) Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship at East Surrey College

Course description

This Apprenticeship is designed for those who prefer vocational training and want to gain a qualification whilst working. It is intended for candidates wishing to start employment and learn the technical skills and knowledge required in the workplace.

Course content

Mandatory Units
• 101 Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the workplace
• 204 Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the workplace
• 218 Conforming to Productive working Practices in the workplace
• 224 Erecting and Dismantling access/working Platforms in the workplace
• 608 Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the workplace
• 676 Preparing Surfaces for Painting/Decorating in the workplace.
Optional Units
• 328 Producing and Applying Complex stencil designs in the workplace
• 338 Hanging Wide Width Vinyl in the workplace
• 340 Applying Coatings by the Air Spray Method in the workplace
• 723 Installing Coving and Decorative Mouldings in the workplace
• 726 Producing Stencil Designs using Pre-cut Stencil Plates in the workplace.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for an Apprenticeship but you must be in paid work for a minimum of 30 hours per week. It is essential you have the right mind-set for working full time and studying at the same time. Having a can-do attitude, being flexible and reliable are also important. You must also be able to communicate effectively with others.


A portfolio of evidence is gathered at work, while carrying out operations and tasks. The technical certificate is assessed through practical tasks carried out at college. There is also an end of year multiple choice exam. The Functional Skills qualification is assessed through a written, spoken or on-line test.

Financial information

If you are under 19 when you start your apprenticeship then tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please call our Employer Services team for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.

Future opportunities

This Apprenticeship has been designed to allow progression to a Level 3 qualification or Advanced Apprenticeship.

Further information

What qualifications will I get?
The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of qualifications that you will receive, which includes:
• The Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction)
• English Functional Skills Level 1
• Maths Functional Skills Level 1
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
Learners with GCSE results A - C in the relevant functional skill are exempt from this element of the framework as they already have sufficient level of achievement. Learners with GCSE results D – E in the relevant functional skill will be entered for Level 2 in that particular functional skill.
Equipment needed:
Boots are required when at college and basic stationary equipment is also needed.
If you have an employer, please contact our Employer Services team on 01737 788316.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 15 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 2 Years
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