Painting and Decorating

Painting and Decorating NVQ level 2

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Sheaf Training
Level 2

Course Description

The aim of this qualification is to recognise the knowledge, skills and competence demonstrated by an individual in the workplace.


This Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations - Painter, provides the opportunity for individuals who specialise in painting and decorating within a domestic/commercial enivorment to demonstrate their competence. The units in this qualification are derived from National Occupational Standards.


This work based qualification is gained by compiling a portfolio of evidence documenting that you possess the skills and knowledge required to work in the painting and decorating industry.

These include preparation of surfaces protecting the surrounding areas and the application of paint by brush and roller. Site based evidence is essential.


The NVQ must be completed together with the diploma level 2 as a key part of the painting and decorating intermediate apprenticeship.


Course content


  • Applying Coating by the Air Spray Method in the Workplace
  • Applying Coatings to Produce Textured Finishes in the Workplace
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Hanging Standard Paper Wallcoverings in the Workplace
  • Hanging Wide-width Vinyls in the Workplace
  • Installing Coving and Decorative Mouldings in the Workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
  • Producing and Applying Complex Stencil Designs in the Workplace
  • Producing Broken Colour Effects in the Workplace
  • Producing Stencil Designs using Pre-cut Stencil Plates in the Workplace


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, we must ensure that individuals have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification.

Secured direct employment.

Ongoing assessment of practical and written work
Portfolio of evidence to show your competency


Future opportunities
Achievement of this qualification provides opportunities to progress to further qualifications and training such as:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Occupational Work Supervision

Level 3 Construction Diploma in Painting and Decorating training qualification.

As part of lifelong learning Construction Design Centre encourage learner progression. This qualification offers employment opportunities as individuals are demonstrating occupational competence by qualification achievement.

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