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Painting and Decorating Diploma Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    You will have completed the Diploma Level 1 programme, or have some previous
    knowledge and experience in painting and decorating.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will learn and practice painting and decorating techniques such as surface
    preparation, paint application, wallcovering application, health & safety considerations
    and effective working techniques. The course will present these subject areas to you in
    the workshop for practical activity and the class room for underpinning knowledge
  • Entry requirements

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    You should have completed the Diploma 1 course or be able to demonstrate that you
    have substantial experience of painting and decorating job knowledge and skills.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will need to demonstrate competence for 9 units. Some of these units may have
    been assessed during your Diploma 1 experience. Units that you do not have
    accreditation for will be assessed throughout the duration of the course. You will
    complete a single practical synoptic assessment and a series of online end tests for each
    unit. In addition there will be an online job knowledge end test assessment.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    You will need to supply basic personal protective equipment, i.e. safety boots or shoes,
    overalls, for use in the workshop. Access to the work shop is not permissible without this
    equipment. You will attend for 10.5 hours per week, normally between the hours of 9am to
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    You need to speak to one of our tutors before you can enrol on to this course therefore, please use the 'apply' button on this screen to register your interest. Once we have your details we will send you a text with a link to book a telephone interview. Please be aware that when a tutor calls you our number will appear as unknown/with-held/private.
  • Groups and Times

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    Group: A. First class: 05 September 2022. Last class: 03 Jul 2023
    • Monday : 12:00 - 13:00
    • Monday : 15:30 - 18:30
    • Tuesday : 09:00 - 11:00
    • Tuesday : 11:15 - 12:00
    • Tuesday : 14:00 - 16:00
    • Wednesday : 12:00 - 13:00
    • Wednesday : 15:30 - 16:30
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £1286.00
    Other fees: £109.00
    You can opt to pay these fees in monthly instalments. However, this is currently only possible by enrolling on campus.
    Courses fees are subject to change.
  • Future opportunities

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    On completion of the course you will be able to progress onto the next level of learning,
    the Level 3 Diploma in painting & decorating. Alternatively you will be qualified to a level
    where you can seek employment with confidence.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    Most conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    The best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We endeavour to staff this service from 9am – 7pm, Monday to Thursdays and until 4pm on Fridays (during term time).
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is still very important to us and so there may continue to be an element of study outside of the classroom during the 2021/22 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during these times or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    09:00 - 16:30
    10.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    36 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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