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Painting & Decorating Level 2 Diploma at The City of Liverpool College

Course description

Interior and finishing jobs demand people who are able to plan effectively, have creative skills and who can use basic maths, volumes and measurements.

Good attention to detail is also essential and above all, it is vital to be a team player. Job variety is also vast, as the interiors and finishing trade covers such a wide scope of careers.

The role of a painter and decorator in the construction industry is normally more involved than simply decorating a room in a house. For example, oil rigs, bridges and steelwork all need heavy-duty coatings.

On the other end of the scale, stately homes or grand hotels also need painters and decorators who can skillfully apply gold leaf to ornate fixtures and fittings.

As you'd expect, you'll need to be good with your hands to succeed in this role. Most of the work is carried out indoors, but you should be prepared to work outside and travel to different sites. Work can also range from large jobs to very intricate projects.

This full level 2 course is aimed at students who have a relevant level 1 qualification or who are 19 or over. It enables the prospective students to identify an entry route into their chosen trade area. The course is suitable for mature students or those with some experience in their chosen trade. The course consists of practical tasks and theory assignments. The actual content of the course can be obtained from the relative staff member as given below.

The course allows unemployed students to gain a C.A.A Construction Diploma Level 2 which is the underpinning knowledge of NVQ 2.

Entry requirements

Construction Diploma level 1 or relevant skills and experience to be identified at initial assessment / interview. Students are required to take the initial assessment for English and maths - these will need to be at level 1 - GCSE D-E standard.

Financial information

Important Note: All students are required to wear appropriate protective equipment in the workshops, including safety boots and overalls. Students may be able to purchase these through the college at a reduced cost.

Future opportunities

The Construction Diploma Level 2 course will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding and basic practical skills to a national standard within that specific area and enhance their job opportunities.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact The City of Liverpool College directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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    • Technical and Enterprise courses are located in this modern, purpose built facility that includes fully equipped workshops and laboratories for a number of trades such as dental technology, furniture making, bricklaying, painting and decorating, joinery, plastering, plumbing, electrical/gas installation and heating and ventilation workshops.

      The campus also houses motor vehicle repair workshops and an industry standard paint spraying booth.

      The college has invested £250,000 in environmental technologies facilities which include workshops housing the latest low carbon equipment and a full size ‘green’ home on which to demonstrate and deliver the latest green technologies skills training.