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Painting and Decorating Level 2 Diploma CSKILLS at Hertford Regional College

Course description

This Level 2 Diploma has been developed to give broader training qualifications in Construction to improve the skills, knowledge and understanding of the future workforce. This will make it easier for you to move across various employers, contracts and projects.

You will study both practically focused units which will be supported by knowledge and understanding tests. On completion of the Diploma you will be able to go into the workplace, become an Apprentice or progress to the next level of training.

Course content

The level 2 Construction Diploma builds on the learner's knowledge acquired during the level 1 qualification.  In addition to t his the level 2 Diploma offers a spraying unit and a special paint effect unit that features stencil, stipple, wood and marble effects.  The level 2 further develops the learners' knowledge and hand skills in their chosen qualification.  The qualification can provide a progression route to achieving an NVQ level 2.
You will also have an opportunity to develop your communication, numeracy and interpersonal skills.  These skills will help you gain employment in the construction industry in the future.

Entry requirements

  • You must have successfully completed the Level 1 Diploma in the specific trade area   
  • Have successfully achieved Key/Functional Skills at level 1
  • Have a keen interest in following a career in the Construction industry


  • Assessment will be carried out throughout the course using end of unit practical assignments and end of unit knowledge tests.  This type of assessment build a portfolio of evidence over the year and demonstrates good compliance to Health and Safety practices throughout the course.
  • In addition you will be required to study functional skills in English and maths to support the main Diploma qualification up to level 2 of grade C GCSE

Financial information

Free to those under 19 on 31st August 2016. If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2016, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last three years, and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). However, fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £1500 tuition fee (this was the fee for 2015/16 and could be subject to change for 2016/17). You will be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee, materials fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable. For these costs please contact our Information Centre.

Future opportunities

When you have successfully completed this course, you will have gained a nationally recognised qualification that can lead to employment in the construction industry as an Apprentice, or allow you to continue onto the NVQ level 2.

Further information

Additional Activities 

As a full-time student, you will have the chance to take part in additional activities, including sports, alongside your main programme.  Depending on your prior achievement, you can resit GCSE English and/or Maths. 

What will I need? 

You will need to supply your own safety boots and stationery.Trips will be organised throughout the year and may incur a cost.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hertford Regional College directly.

Last updated date: 20 April 2016
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  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
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    • Buses: a regular bus service connects Cheshunt and Broxbourne rail stations to the campus.

      Additional buses run to the College including:

      C2/C3 from Harlow                       approx 30 minutes
      310/311 from Waltham Cross      approx 17 minutes
      310/311 from Hertford                  approx 40 minutes

      Trains: The National Express East Anglia Service provides services from Broxbourne and Cheshunt stations to London Liverpool Street, Tottenham Hale, Waltham Cross, Enfield Lock, Harlow, Sawbridgeworth, Bishop’s Stortford and Stansted. 

      Example journey times:
      London Liverpool Street – Cheshunt – 20 minutes
      Stansted Mountfitchet – Broxbourne – 24 minutes

      Parking: There are limited car parking spaces on site.