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Apprenticeship (Intermediate Level 2) in Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting in partnership with CITB at Garforth Academy

Course description

This course is great for anyone wanting to develop their painting and decorating skills, or looking at a job in the industry.

Many learners progress from this apprenticeship to an advanced apprenticeship.


Course content

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing & Industrial Painting (Site based qualification) Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace Conforming to productive working practices in the workplace Moving, handling and storing resources in the workplace Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace Applying paint systems by brush and roller in the workplace Garforth Academy technical based units include: Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others Prepare surfaces for decoration Apply paint systems by brush and roller Apply standard papers to ceilings and walls Produce specialist decorative finishes Additional Study Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) Functional Skills in Maths and English Level 2 Maths and English (and sometimes IT) are key elements of apprenticeship programmes and if you do not already have a GCSE at grade A*-C in these subjects you will be required to study Functional Skills at the appropriate levels. Skills in Maths and English will support your apprenticeship programme, assisting you with assignment writing, research, job applications, presentations, managing your own finances and interpretation of data, to mention just a few. They will also help you in the future. Most employers are looking for ability in these areas and the majority of university courses require you to have Maths and English GCSEs at A*-C

Entry requirements

Minimum Grade 2 and above in English and Maths


For the NVQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability. This could include a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations, oral questioning, written questions, assignments, projects and written tests. The Diploma is assessed using both practical and written tests. The Functional Skills are assessed through on-line tests.

Future opportunities

Many learners progress from the Apprenticeship to the Advanced Apprenticeship. There is then the opportunity to progress to higher level courses such as the National Certificate or National Diploma in Construction.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 25 April 2019
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September