Level 2 6707 Diploma Painting & Decorating

What is the Course About?

The construction sector is vital in contributing to the Islands economy and in providing the essential infrastructure to support other sectors. In light of the current economic climate it is more essential than ever to gain skills and qualifications in this area, to improve future prospects and career progression. All our tutors are experienced master craftsmen and women and progression through the course might be able to provide an opportunity for an apprenticeship or full time employment in the construction industry.

Are you creative? Do you enjoy working with your hands? This qualification is aimed at students who want to work in the construction industry and specialise in the area of painting and decorating.

What subjects will I study?

The course is broken down into units and includes:

  • Principles of building construction, information and communication

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

  • 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

  • Creating and applying colour

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction

A course specific handbook can be found on the City & Guilds website:


What are my progression and career options?

Successful completion of this course will assist students in progressing onto Level 3 Painting and Decorating.

How will I be assessed?

The course commences September. Each unit is split into practical and theory elements. Self-study is part of the course and you will also be set written assignments that will require some research and time management. Most units have a practical and theory exam, both of which must be successfully completed in order to progress through the course.

Entry requirements

You will need to have successfully achieved Level 1. Additionally, you will need to be employed by a relevant employer and registered with the Department of Education, Sport & Culture (tel: 682379).