Painting and Decorating Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Painting and Decorating Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 months
Course ID: Painting and Decorating Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship
Qualification: Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating and Level 2 diploma in Painting and Decorating
Entry requirements: As outlined

Why this apprenticeship?

Do you like working in a hands-on environment? Do you like learning in a more practical way? Do you have a good attention to detail? Are you are hard worker?

If so the construction industry might be for you!

The Painting and Decorating Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship is a recognised qualification across the construction sector.

You will spend one day a week (20% of your time) with Hull Training and Adult Education and the rest of the week with your employer.

You would learn the basics of painting and decorating and once your skills have been developed we would move on to more advanced skills.

Entry requirements

You need to be aged 16 and over

GCSE’s at grade’s 9 – 4 in maths an English (A – C)

You do not need any prior painting and decorating qualifications but you do need to be employed to start this course.

If you are not employed then we can help look for an employer or the level 1 might be a great starting point for you.

Course content

During this course you will learn a full range of skills that a qualified painter and decorator needs including:

  • Health safety and welfare in construction
  • Moving and handling
  • Working at heights
  • Preparing surfaces for decorating
  • Applying paint by brush, roller and spray equipment
  • Applying wallpaper

What qualifications will I achieve?

Learners who successfully complete this apprenticeship will be awarded with a:

  • Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating
  • Level 2 diploma in Painting and Decorating

You will also work towards gaining your CSCS Card (Health and Safety)

You may have to continue working on your English and maths if you did not get a 4 or above at GCSE, we have a dedicated team who will support you to gain those qualifications.

What next?

Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us.

Painter and Decorator (employed or self-employed)

Key tasks 

  • measuring surface areas and working out how much paint or wall covering is needed
  • preparing the materials you need
  • stripping off old wallpaper or layers of paint
  • filling holes and cracks and making sure surfaces are level
  • covering surfaces with primer and undercoat
  • mixing paint to the right shade, often using computerised colour-matching equipment
  • applying coats of paint, hanging wallpaper and adding special finishes like glazes or marbling
  • tidying up after finishing, and cleaning your tools


Key tasks 

  • researching materials, equipment, transport and labour costs
  • collecting quotes from materials suppliers and sub-contractors
  • helping plan job timescales
  • assessing the levels of risk on a project
  • analysing company data, exchange rates and prices
  • preparing and submitting quotations and cost summaries for work
  • helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities
  • monitoring the stages of a project to make sure costs are kept in line with forecasts

Facilities Manager

Key tasks

  • managing refurbishment, renovations and office moves
  • managing maintenance
  • making sure the building meets health and safety standards
  • advising on energy efficiency
  • managing cleaning, waste disposal, catering, parking and security
  • managing budgets and accounts
  • negotiating with contractors and suppliers
  • managing office systems like IT and equipment

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