Course: Painting and Decorating Level 2

Study Level

Level 2


Lowestoft Campus


1 Year



Gain an industry recognised qualification and prepare for the world of work with our painting and decorating courses. You will be taught by industry qualified decorators in our well-equipped and maintained painting workshops and classrooms.

This course also includes work experience, which can be arranged through college or undertaken with a friend or relative working within the industry who is prepared to give you some valued work experience.

During your course, you will develop your practical skills and knowledge, learning how to prepare surfaces, paint by brush and roller, wallpapering, complete decorative effects and colours, spraying and health and safety practices.

Why study with us:

  • You will learn and develop practical trade skills to enter the world of work.
  • You will be taught by our highly skilled and qualified members of staff.
  • You will benefit from guest speakers from local decorating firms, visits to trade outlets and the National Painting and Decorating Show in Coventry.

If you require further information, please contact our Admissions team via 


You will need to have achieved at least a grade 3 in English and maths. You will also need to attend an interview before you are accepted on to the course.

Your entry level will be assessed based on any previous experience you may have, initial aptitude test results and from discussing your goals and aspirations. No matter what level you start at, each course prepares you for the next, to allow you to progress and maximise your potential.


All practical assignments will be assessed in the workshops


You can progress to an apprenticeship or go straight into employment and progress in the industry in careers such as a site supervisor, employed/self employed painter and decorator, general site operative, teacher, new build development worker, technician or heritage worker.

"Shield Decorating Ltd has worked closely with the team at East Coast College to provide placements for painting and decorating students for the last six years, often leading to employment opportunities. Working with East Coast College, we hope to be able to encourage more young people into the painting and decorating profession and provide them with opportunities to learn new techniques and modern painting methods whilst working for us on a varied range of projects across Norfolk and Suffolk."

Rebecca Burns, Business Admin Manager

Shield Decorating Ltd

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