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Painting and Decorating Level 2 at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Course description

Would you like to start a career in painting and decorating?

This programme covers a range of painting and decorating techniques at an advanced level, adding to your knowledge of the trade. You will gain the expertise to work independently, including a firm grasp of advanced decorative effects, such as graining and marbling.

The programme is suitable for students progressing from Painting and Decorating Level 1, and will build on the knowledge gained at that level. It is also suitable for people with practical experience at a suitable level, who may not need to undertake the Level 1 programme.

Course content

You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities
  • Training in a realistic work environment (RWE)
  • All tools, equipment and materials are provided
  • Theory lessons in well-equipped classrooms
  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Demonstrations

Entry requirements

  • Painting and Decorating Level 1, or equivalent
  • Sound knowledge of basic mathematics
  • Good standard of written and oral communication
  • GCSEs in Maths and English at Grade D are desirable
  • An interview is required and you will be asked to declare any unspent criminal convictions

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


This programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Multi-choice assignments
  • Practical, synoptic test at the end
  • GOLA online test

Future opportunities

Many students will progress onto a Level 3 programme. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.

In the industry, the programme will give you the skills and qualification to progress into self-employment or employment with a firm or contractor. While you work, you may also be able to study for a work-based qualification, which will allow you to develop your trade skills to an even more advanced and professional level.

Career opportunities
  • Architect
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter & Joiner
  • Civil & Structural Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Gas Installation & Maintenance Engineer
  • Painter & Decorator
  • Plasterer
  • Plumber
  • Surveyor
  • Town & Country Planner


Further information

Programme code: 0502D02B

Depending on the campus, students may be able to access elements of the programme in both English and Welsh through some programme learning materials being made available bilingually. Details will be provided to you at interview.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Grŵp Llandrillo Menai directly.

Last updated date: 06 October 2016

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