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Level 2 NVQ in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting at City Training Services

Course description

This involves 6 Mandatory Units and 7 Optional Units.  The Apprentice will attend College for 1 Day each week.  Apprentices will be observed and assessed by fully qualified and experienced tutors at college and Work based Recorders in the workplace.  The Apprentice will receive full support whilst training and will have a dedicated training co-ordinator who will give pastoral support, maintain regular contact and conduct a progress review every 10 weeks.  Prior to completing the Apprenticeship the Apprentice will have completed a comprehensive portfolio of evidence showing competency in all areas of Painting & Decorating.

Knowledge Based Evidence

There is a Diploma to complete for the Apprenticeship, comprising 18 units and some practical assignments along with regular tests.  This part of the qualification is the underpinning knowledge the apprentice will need to do the job effectively, covering Workplace Health & Safety, Developing and Maintaining Good Working Relationships and Methods of Work.

Course content


QCF 250:- Erect & Dismantle Access Platforms

QCF 332:- Prepare Surfaces for Painting/Decorating in the Workplace

QCF 333:- Apply Paint by Brush and Roller

QCF 641:- Conform to General Health & Safety in the Workplace

QCF 642:- Conform to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace

QCF 643:- Moving, Handling and Storing Resources.



 Unit 1001:- Carry out Safe Working Practices in Construction

Unit 2002:- Information, Quantities and Communication with others

Unit 2003:- Building Methods and Construction Technology

Unit 2019:- Prepare Surfaces for Decoration

Unit 2020:- Apply Paint Systems by Brush and Roller

Unit 2021:- Apply Standard Papers to Walls and Ceilings

Unit 2022:- Produce Specialist Decorative Finishes

Unit 2023:- Apply Water –Borne Paint Systems using High Volume Low Pressure Spray Equipment

Unit 2024:- Erect & Dismantle Access Equipment and Working Platforms

Entry requirements

There is no Requirement for GCSE’s at specific Levels but there is a requirement that the Apprentice will achieve at least L1 on the BKSB Assessment test.


On site Assessment by College Assessor, End Tests in College, Classroom/Workshop Assessment by Tutor and Portfolio Evidence.

Future opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Level 2 Course the Apprentice has the opportunity to progress to Level 3.

Further information

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How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City Training Services directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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