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Level 2 Painting and Decorating NVQ

About the Level 2 Painting and Decorating NVQ

Qualification title
ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction)
Occupation
Industrial Painter & Decorator
The level 2 painting and decorating NVQ is for those working within painting & decorating and want to prove their competence, this NVQ has 3 pathways covering painter, Industrial painter and Heritage painter.

Holding a ProQual Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) demonstrates to employers and industry peers that the individual has the necessary skills and knowledge to work effectively in the decorative finishing and industrial painting sector of the construction industry. This qualification is highly valued by employers in the industry, and provides recognition for the individual's expertise in the field of decorative finishing and industrial painting.

In addition to the practical benefits of holding this qualification, it also provides personal development opportunities for those working in the industry. It allows individuals to develop and refine their skills and knowledge, and provides them with recognition for their hard work and dedication to their profession.
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Qualification Structure

To achieve the qualification candidates must complete the six Mandatory units plus the required Mandatory or Optional Units from one of the Pathways.

Candidates may complete any of the Additional Units but these will not count towards the qualification.
Mandatory Units
Mandatory Units
Candidates must complete 6 Mandatory units, plus 1 Optional unit. Candidates may also complete any of the Additional Units but these will not count towards the qualification.
Mandatory Units
Optional Units - Candidates must complete one unit
Candidates must complete 7 Mandatory units. Candidates may also complete any of the Additional Units listed but these will not count towards the qualification.
Mandatory Units
FAQs
What is the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating?
The Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating is a qualification for individuals who work or want to work in the painting and decorating industry. It is designed to assess a person's competence in the job role and covers various aspects of decorative finishing and industrial painting and decorating.
What are the entry requirements for the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating?
There are no specific entry requirements for the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating, but it is recommended that candidates have some previous experience or training in the industry.
What topics are covered in the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating?
The Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating covers various topics such as preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems by brush and roller, applying wallcoverings, and applying specialist finishes.
How is the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating assessed?
The Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating is assessed through observation of practical tasks in the workplace, written assignments, and professional discussion.
What can I do with the Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating?
The Level 2 NVQ in Painting and Decorating can lead to employment in the painting and decorating industry, as well as progression to further qualifications and training.
Can I apply for a CSCS card on completion?
Yes, You can be eligible for the CSCS Blue Skilled Workers card, as long as you have completed the relevant Operative Health and Safety Test within 2 years of applying for the card. Please contact Workforce Skills Support for further CSCS Experienced and Trainee card information.
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