• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group19+
  • Duration1 Year


This one year full time qualification is suitable for anyone over the age of 16 years with the relevant qualifications and experience, it will  help you to gain a wide range of specialist skills in painting and decorating so you can work as an advanced craft painter and decorator.   
This qualification is aimed at you if you are looking to work in the construction industry specifically as an advanced craftsperson in painting and decorating.  It will provide you with a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge, which will equip you to seek employment or further training in painting and decorating.  

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Modules offered may vary.

Modules include:

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction 
  • Principles of Building Construction, Information and Communication
  • Preparing Surfaces for Decoration 
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller to Complex Areas 
  • Applying Standard Papers to Walls and Ceilings
  • Producing Specialist Finishes for Decorative Work
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms 
  • Creating and Applying Colour

2 Days per week

Days and times to be confirmed on enrolment

Entry requirements

You must have achieved 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above including maths, English language & science or a Level 1 qualification in a relevant trade area.

You will be assessed through on-going assessment with a strong emphasis on practical skills. There are also a number of short theory tests and a multiple choice on-line exam at the end of the course.

It allows you to progress into employment or to the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating or the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

You could progress onto an apprenticeship programme if you have an employer where you would be paid for working and still attend College for one day per week.


Tuition fees are free if you are a UK or home- fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course.

If you are aged 19 or over, you may be required to pay fees depending on your residency status, educational background and personal circumstances. Many people qualify for free tuition fees, for more information please contact Course Information on 01642 333333.

Level 2 Entitlement: If you are aged 19 - 23 on the start date of the course and this is your first full Level 2 qualification, the course is free if you are studying for an entry or Level 1 qualification (except Basic Skills) where a step from Basic Skills is needed in order to progress to a first full Level 2 course or this is a first full Level 2 qualification.


Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form to apply for A Levels, or you can download a full time course application here and print it out, complete the form and send it to the College. You only need to apply once for A Level programmes. After receiving your application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview where you will have a chance to discuss which specific A Level subjects you would like to enrol on.


If you have any queries with regards to your application or you would like further information and support, please contact our Admissions Team on (01642) 333601. Or if you have any enquiries about courses, please contact Course Information on (01642) 333333 or e-mail CourseInformation@mbro.ac.uk.

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Additional Information

Learning Support

We understand that students may require a little extra help during their studies, which is why our learning support team are on hand to help learners with a learning difficulty or support need achieve their full potential.

Financial Support

Whatever your age or level of study, we offer a comprehensive financial support service and bursary scheme to help you through your time at Middlesbrough College. From childcare assistance to travel packages, we pride ourselves on giving expert advice and support.

Travel Information

We are situated in a fantastic location, just a stone’s throw from Middlesbrough town centre. As well as being a matter of minutes from both the train and bus stations, eligible students can also benefit from free travel.


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