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Level 2 Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship

Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship


Central Campus


Course summary

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn while you learn? Then an apprenticeship is right for you! On this Level 2 Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship you can:

We offer a structured training programme for those in employment who want to learn and we work with employers to recruit apprentices seeking an apprenticeship placement in painting and decorating. If you don’t think you have the necessary ‘work-ready skills’, we also offer Traineeships. This course provides the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your apprenticeship place.

Course requirements

The minimum entry requirements for this Level 2 Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship are as follows;

  • At least one Grade 2 and above in Maths and English
  • Demonstrate a passion for the Painting & Decorating industry
  • Be at least 16 years of age


This Level 2 Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship programme usually lasts 20 months and you will play a key role in working within a construction environment where your duties could encompass many areas of painting and decorating, such as painting internal and external areas using a variety of wall covering products.

This course will allow you to build a foundation of skills which are needed to be successful. You will work through a variety of modules to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed, including:

  • Conforming to general health, safety and welfare in the workplace
  • Erecting and dismantling access/working platforms in the workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace

On successful completion of the course, you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations
  • Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating
  • Functional Skills Maths Level 1
  • Functional Skills English Level 1
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Apprenticeship Achievement Certificate

All learners will have a dedicated trainer/assessor who will plan learning and assessments with you. The assessment methods used will include the following:

  • Observation and assessment in the workplace
  • Exams
  • Course work
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Witness testimony

You will attend college one day per week and you will receive regular workplace assessments which will assess competency. You will be required to sit a number of exams during the programme in addition to creating a portfolio of learning.

20% of the training will be delivered off the job and this can include: simulation, online learning or training from employers, shadowing, mentoring, industry visits, attendance at competitions and support in writing assignments.

On successful completion of this Level 2 Painting & Decorating Intermediate Apprenticeship, you can progress on-site or progress into plastering or drylining.

To discuss your options direct with the course tutor email

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