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Level: 2

Location: Hudson Building

Years: 2

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This course is for those in employment who wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification in painting and decorating.  You will gain an insight into the opportunities within the profession as well as all the practical skills and experience you need to make rapid career progress.

Entry requirements

You should have a Level 1 construction craft qualification or GCSEs at grade D or above: English, Maths, Science and Design and Technology are desirable. You will have an interview and aptitude test.

Course Content

You will study:
  • Health and Safety
  • Materials, Tools and Equipment Identification and Use
  • Craft Skills
  • Industrial Knowledge

How will I be assessed?

Assessments involve observation of practical work in College and the workplace, as well as written and computer-based knowledge exams.

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You should provide Personal Protective Equipment. You may be entitled to financial support depending on your circumstances.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study
You can progress to an advanced apprenticeship in your chosen craft area or to other professional qualifications.

You can continue to develop your career as a construction operative. 


This course is run at the Hudson Building

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Keiran Dixon

Keiran Dixon

Apprenticeship opens doors for Kieran as he masters trades

Kieran Dixon jumped at the chance to learn a range of trades when he landed a maintenance apprenticeship through Derby College.

Seventeen-year-old Kieran was one of two teenagers chosen after Ilkeston-based Belfield Furnishings gave a presentation to students at the college’s campus in the town.

Now he was switched from his Level 2 Diploma in Plastering to work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance.

Kieran praised the college’s teaching staff, saying they make the course fun and show you “what it’s like in the real world.”

He studies one day a week in college and works with Belfield on the other four.

Richard Newby, HSE and maintenance manager at Belfield, said he received a number of good applications and he was able to take on two candidates.

He said: “The two lads only started earlier this month, but we’re pleased with their application and work. Our aim is to invest time and training so our apprentices gain the skills they need to be part of the team for the long haul.”

I was attracted by the fact that the job and the course together give you the chance to learn all the different trades. Hopefully I can get qualified and go onto Level 3 Maintenance. The apprenticeship opens more doors, you can learn to drive for
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