Is this course right for me?

Would you like to start a career in painting and decorating?

This programme covers a range of painting and decorating techniques at an advanced level, adding to your knowledge of the trade. You will gain the expertise to work independently, including a firm grasp of advanced decorative effects, such as graining and marbling.

The programme is suitable for students progressing from Painting and Decorating Level 1, and will build on the knowledge gained at that level. It is also suitable for people with practical experience at a suitable level, who may not need to undertake the Level 1 programme.

Entry requirements:

  • Level 1 Diploma pass in a relevant subject.
  • Attendance at an interview.


You will study a variety of subject-specific modules, in addition to Literacy and Numeracy skills.

The programme will be delivered through a blend of the following:

  • Practical sessions with excellent workshop facilities
  • Training in a realistic work environment (RWE)
  • All tools, equipment and materials are provided
  • Theory lessons in well-equipped classrooms
  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Demonstrations


This programme is assessed through a blend of the following:

  • Multi-choice assignments
  • Practical, synoptic test at the end
  • GOLA online test


Many students will progress onto a Level 3 programme. This will allow you to develop your skills further and take another step towards your new career.

In the industry, the programme will give you the skills and qualification to progress into self-employment or employment with a firm or contractor. While you work, you may also be able to study for a work-based qualification, which will allow you to develop your trade skills to an even more advanced and professional level.

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    Courses run at the £8.2 million Marine and Built Environment Centre (MBEC).