• LevelLevel 2
  • Age group16-18
  • Duration34 weeks
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


This course will develop your technical skills in painting and decorating. You will understand how to estimate materials and price up jobs and learn how to be competitive within the industry. You will produce your own stencils to create a wall of decorative effects, and learn how to hang a range of wallpapers in domestic and commercial environments as well as other traditional aspects of 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 will 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

September - June

Entry requirements

You must have achieved an appropriate Level 1 vocational qualification. School leavers are not able to apply for this course.

You will be continuously assessed throughout the course 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.

You will be assessed through a multiple choice question paper and a practical assignment.

You can progress to the Level 3 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or to employment through an apprenticeship programme.

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. Additional financial support may also be available for full-time students.

Please click the apply now button at the top of this page which will take you to an application form. 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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