Painting & Decorating (7907)

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2016
First teaching of this qualification is September 2017
The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting & Decorating is aimed at learners that are looking to start a career in the construction industry as a painter & decorator.  Learners could progress into employment as a painter & decorator, onto an apprenticeship, or further their studies by taking other qualifications at Level 3.


First teaching of this qualification is September 2016
The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting & Decorating (450) is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills that will lead to meaningful employment in the construction industry.

These technical qualifications can also form part of the City & Guilds TechBac – an exciting new framework for learning designed to give 14 - 19 year olds the technical and professional skills needed to progress from FE onto an apprenticeship, into university or into the modern jobs market.

To ensure learners develop the wider workplace skills required by employers, TechBac goes above and beyond the technical qualification. It combines an accredited project qualification, practical work experience and critical skills development, brought to life via the TechBac Skills Zone, an innovative online learning hub giving learners the opportunity to practice and develop their skills anytime, anywhere.

Find out more on TechBac.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate & the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma are aimed at learners aged 16 – 18; 19+.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Learners interested in the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting & Decorating will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Compulsory topics include:
• The principles of construction
• Access equipment
• Preparation of surfaces for decoration
• Application of surface coatings
• Application of papers to walls and ceilings
• Producing decorative colour effects

Learners interested in the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting & Decorating (450) will study theoretical aspects of the subject and apply them to practical tasks.

Compulsory topics include:
• Organising, planning and pricing construction work
• Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
• Applying hangings to walls and ceilings
• Producing specialist finishes for painted decorative work
• Producing specialist architectural finishes for decorative work
• Applying water-borne paint systems using airless equipment and high volume low pressure spray equipment

For more information, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting & Decorating could lead to a job as a painter & decorator, working for a house building company, a property development company, or as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.  It could also lead to an apprenticeship in painting & decorating. 

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting & Decorating (450) could lead to the following employment opportunities:
• Painter & decorator working on commercial or domestic premises
• Self-employed painter & decorator working on domestic repair and refurbishment projects

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications, centres/colleges will need to provide their learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualifications.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbooks from the centre documents section.

Level 3

Level 3 is ideal if you've worked in the construction industry and have plenty of experience. Your work might involve supervising others or managing resources. You want to develop your skills further and move into a senior role or a position with more responsibility.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Painter and decorator

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating (450) (7907-30)

Last Registration Date: 31 Aug 2019

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Painting and Decorating (450)

  • Accreditation No: 601/7420/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: Technical This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 450 - 450 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: 5 This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • UCAS Points - Distinction*: 0 - Distinction: 0 - Merit: 0 - Pass: 0 This is how many UCAS points this qualification is equivalent to
  • Last Certification: 31/08/2022 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued
  • Performance table: 2018 This is the year in which this qualification will count towards English performance tables

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