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Painting and Decorating - Level 2


If you want a career working with hand tools and industrial machinery to cut, carve and design inspiring creations, this Level 2 Technical Certificate in Site Carpentry is a great place to start.

After gaining the knowledge and skills to excel as a site carpenter you'll be ready to specialise through additional qualifications or move directly into learning your trade as an important member of a construction team.

Next course dates

Start date Location Duration / Fees
02 Sep 2024
Bispham Campus
2 Years / £5,664 per year

Where can this subject lead?

Career progression

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates to an employer you have the necessary technical skills and knowledge to be hired as a site carpenter.

You may be working for a housebuilding company, a property development company, or as part of a small business repairing and refurbishing buildings.

Alternatively you might choose to continue learning on the Level 3 Site Carpentry course. This will allow you to enhance the skills and knowledge that you have gained on this Level 2 course, to progress into higher job roles such as an advanced craft site carpenter.

Key information

Entry Requirements

If you're 16-18 and want to work in construction joinery, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress.

4 GCSEs grade 3 - 1 including English and Maths.

  • A successful interview with a tutor
  • The ability to study independently
  • A genuine interest in the subject
  • Good communication skills
  • Hardworking approach towards the industry

Essential Skills – English and Maths

If you achieve a grade 3 in GCSE Maths or English you will have to work towards re-sitting these subjects as part of your main study programme.

At B&FC, this won’t delay your career journey because you’re working towards these subjects at the same time as your chosen subject.

Personal Protective Equipment

Please note: Where wearing PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a mandatory requirement of the course, it is the responsibility of the learner to ensure that they are able to wear such equipment. Further information can be obtained at the IAG session which all applicants are invited to or by calling Course Enquiries on 01253 504343.

Qualification obtained

Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Extra costs and equipment

All construction students are required to adhere to Health & Safety when in the workshops, you will therefore need to ensure that you have purchased and are wearing the following items in your practical workshops:

  • Safety boots
  • Safety helmet
  • Hi-vis vest
  • Work trousers
  • Safety glasses
  • Gloves

All of the above items can be purchased from local suppliers for a total cost of £45.

You will also need to be prepared in all your sessions with paper, pens and a folder to keep all your revision and notes that you take during lessons.

Tuition Fees

Read our tuition fees guide.

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: City and Guilds

Regulatory Body: Ofsted

Terms and Conditions

Read our full terms and conditions for more information.

What will I learn?

Industry placement, field trips and guest speakers

Work placement is a mandatory element of the study programme for all 16-18 year olds.

Students will spend a minimum of 20 hours in a relevant work placement, this can be achieved in a number of ways such as work on local projects, community challenge work or with an employer.

Students are encouraged to look for their work experience independently.

How will I be assessed?

How will I be assessed?

This course is part of the City & Guilds Technical Level Qualifications and as such is assessed in a number of ways.

You will sit the externally set and marked examination that will consist of short answer questions, multiple choice and detailed answer questions.

Your practical skills will also be assessed in a number of ways. During the course your practical skills will be assessed to ensure competency and prepare you for the final synoptic assessment.

All of the grades for the externally set exam and synoptic assessment will then be calculated so you will complete the overall year with a fail, pass, merit, distinction or distinction star grade.

On successful completion of the course, your certificate will detail the grades you have achieved.

Assessment weighting for this course is as follows:

  • External Exam = 40%
  • Graded synoptic Assessment = 60%

Please note: you will only be given one opportunity to re-sit the external examinations and the final graded synoptic.