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Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 - Full Time

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Course NameStart DateEnd DateSite  
Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 2 (Year 2)07/09/202002/07/2021Stephenson College - Coalvillealternate textAvailable for applications

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Will I have to pay fees?

Free Courses

16-18 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • All Full Time Courses

19-23 Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Students studying their first level 2 course
  • Students studying their first level 3 course (Some level 3 courses are not included, so please check with Student Services)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 or 2 course (see list of benefits below)

24+ Students (Age at 31st August)

  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 1 course (see list of benefits below)
  • Unemployed, looking for work and on an acceptable benefit studying a level 2 course (see list of benefits below)

Apprenticeships

  • Apprenticeships are free of charge for the learner (you are actually paid a salary!)
  • There is no upper age restriction to enrol onto an Apprenticeship programme, so long as you are 16+ years old.
  • Working hours are usually between 30-40 hours per week which includes your release to College.
  • There may be a fee for the employer willing to support you, but this depends on a few factors.

Please contact 01530 519 001 or apprenticeships@stephensoncoll.ac.uk if you have any further questions regarding an Apprenticeship programme.

List of benefits

  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • ESA (WRAG) (Work Related Activity Group)
  • Universal Credit (Must be unemployed and required to undertake skills training)
  • Wider Benefits – see list below

Wider benefits that are acceptable

In all cases the learner must:

  • Be unemployed (i.e. not in any paid employment)
  • Want to enter employment but need skills training to do so
  • Sign the waiver agreement confirming the above
  • Show current proof of the benefit

Attendance Allowance

Bereavement Allowance

Child Benefit

Child Tax Credit

Child's Special Allowance

Council Tax Benefit, administered by local authorities

Disability Living Allowance [Being replaced by Personal Independent Payments] (If paid to learner)

Graduated retirement benefit

Guardian's Allowance

Housing Benefit, administered by local authorities

Income Support

Pensions payable under the Industrial Death Benefit scheme

Reduced Earnings Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

Retirement Allowance, see industrial disablement benefit above

War Widow's pension

Widow’s pension

Widowed Parent's Allowance

Working Tax Credit. (If paid to spouse, not the learner)



Reference: Funding Rules Version 2020-21




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Course Overview
The Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Construction) qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in Painting and Decorating in the construction industry or progress to further training. This qualification supports the Learner to attain enabling, fundamental and transferable practical skills with associated underpinning knowledge. Although part of an apprenticeship, this qualification is available outside of an apprenticeship where either the learner’s circumstances prevent them undertaking a full apprenticeship or where their prior skills and knowledge mean they do not require all components of the apprenticeship. In addition, industry will accept the qualification on its own as entry to a job role. This qualification has been developed for delivery in a training environment; this means that you do not need to be employed to study this qualification. It has been designed to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding so you can work in a particular area in the construction industry or progress to further training.

What Qualifications Or Experience Do I Need?
To complete the course you will need to undertake an interview. During the interview you will need to demonstrate the ability to work at level 2 through completion of the construction faculty level 2 aptitude test. At interview you will also be required to demonstrate the practical dexterity and skills to work at level 2, this will be done through a suitable practical diagnostic.

How Long Is The Course?
1 year

What Will I Learn?
The learner will cover knowledge in three core subject areas: - Health, safety and welfare - Technical information, quantities and communication - Construction technology The Learner will also learn key practical skills and knowledge in: - Erect and dismantle access equipment and working platforms - Prepare surfaces for decoration - Apply paint systems by brush and roller - Apply standard papers to ceilings and walls - Produce specialist decorative finishes - Apply water-borne paint systems using high volume low pressure (HVLP) spray equipment You will also complete the Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment, upon full completion this enables you to apply for a construction operative card, enabling you to work on site. If you are 16-18 you will also be required to complete further Maths and English until you reach level 4 (C Grade). 16-18 years olds are also required to complete a work placement and the college has many exciting opportunities for this which are related to the vocational subjects studied by our learners.

How Will I Learn?
You will learn through practical delivery in our state of the art carpentry and joinery workshop, theory delivery in our classrooms and open learning environments and by partaking in community projects.

How Will I Be Assessed?
You will complete synoptic practical assessment and theory examination.

Where Could This Course Lead To?
The course will provide you with the necessary skills, training and knowledge to progress to either become an Apprentice Painter and Decorator or gain employment in the construction industry.

Attendance Mode
Full Time

Course Type
Full Time & Part Time

Subject Area
PD