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Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 2 at Waltham Forest College

Course description

This Painting and Decorating City and Guilds Diploma Level 2 course is designed for those with an interest in the Construction Industry who are looking to gain specialist skills as a Painting and Decorating.

This course will enable you to acquire skills in Decorating whilst seeking employment as a Painter and Decorator.

Course content

Carry out safe working practices
Building methods and construction technology
Prepare surfaces for decoration
Apply standard papers to walls and ceilings
Produce specialist decorative finishes

Entry requirements

Progression from a suitable Level 1 Construction course
For new applicants to the College you will also be required to successfully complete an interview and a short Maths and English


This course is assessed with practical modules, online unit exams and assignments. At the end of the course you will also be required to complete 2 exams in Painting and Decorating and Functional skills.
Your job knowledge will be assessed by short question papers, which will take place throughout your programme of study. In addition to this you will be required to pass a multiple-choice external online examination.
Your Personal Tutor will prepare and support you for all assessments and online exams.

Future opportunities

Progression to a Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or employment.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Waltham Forest College directly.

Last updated date: 25 July 2017
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    • Train:

      Trains run to Walthamstow Central from Liverpool Street station (a bus can then be taken to the College, see below). Wood Street station is approximately a 10-minute walk from the College.


      The Victoria Line ends at Walthamstow Central, which is approximately a 15-minute walk to the College. Alternatively, you can get a bus, see below.


      From Walthamstow Central:Bus 275 stops outside the College, 212 stops across the road from the College (Shernhall Street). Buses 97, 357, 34 or 215 stop at the 'Bell Corner' (junction of Hoe Street and Forest Road). From here, the College is approximately five-minute walk.

      From Blackhorse Road Tube Station: Bus 123 also stops outside the College on route between Tottenham and Ilford