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Painting and Decorating (Level 2) Apprenticeship at Central College Nottingham

Course description

This course is for those employed in the construction trade as a painter & decorator. You will attend College one day a week to complete the underpinning knowledge and build the portfolio of evidence you need for the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting & Decorating. You will also study Functional Skills in English and Maths as part of the course. You will be required to successfully complete an Employment Rights and Responsibilities work booklet to be awarded the full Apprenticeship Framework Certificate.

Course content

The Apprenticeship is made up of the following elements:

  • NVQ 2 in Painting & Decorating
  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating
  • ERR (Employment Rights & Responsibilities)
  • PLTS (Personal Learning & Thinking Skills)
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths

English and Maths are an essential part of your studies and will help you succeed on your course. These subjects will help you develop confidence and are the key employability skills that all employers now look for when recruiting.

Entry requirements

You will need 4 GCSEs at grades D or above including English and/or Maths or agreed equivalents. You need to show that you are committed and aware of your responsibilities to both yourself and the Company you work for.


Each unit is continually assessed. You will present evidence of competence via practical assessments and production of a personal portfolio.

Future opportunities

With a satisfactory tutor recommendation, good performance and commitment at work, it is possible for you to progress onto the Advanced Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating.

Further information

You must be employed as an Electrician before enrolling. You will be required to wear Personal Protective Equipment at all times during your placement and at college when using any tools /machinery

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Central College Nottingham directly.

Last updated date: 09 March 2016
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    • The centre houses the recently completed Salon Central, a commercial salon with 40 hairdressing stations & 32 beauty treatment beds and the College's new 1000mConstruction Centre. It also provides courses in Business and IT, ESOL, Foundation for Apprenticeships and Work, Horizons (LLDD), Health & Social Care and Science. The Centre is also the base for the College's large International provision.