Level 2 Painting and Decorating NVQ

Level 2 Painting and Decorating NVQ

Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations


Course Overview

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) qualification provides a nationally recognised qualification for those working in painting operations in the construction industry. This course is ideal for individuals or companies looking to provide themselves with a nationally recognised painting and decorating qualification.

Each candidate is required to produce a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates the achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit. Evidence of competancy can include a written report by an assessor, along with a number of other options.

This qualification is competence-based and candidates must demonstrate the level of competence described in the units above. The qualification will be assessed in a work environment by an appropriately experienced and qualified assessor.

Units Involved

Mandatory Units

  • Preparing surfaces for painting/decorating in the workplace
  • Moving, Handling and Storing Resources in the Workplace
  • Erecting and Dismantling Access/Working Platforms in the Workplace
  • Conforming to Productive Working Practices in the Workplace
  • Conforming to General Health, Safety and Welfare in the Workplace
  • Applying Paint Systems by Brush and Roller in the Workplace

Additional Units

  • Producing Stencil Designs using Pre-cut Stencil Plates in the Workplace
  • Producing Broken Colour Effects in the Workplace
  • Producing and Applying Complex Stencil Designs in the Workplace
  • Installing Coving and Decorative Mouldings in the Workplace
  • Hanging Wide-width Vinyls in the Workplace
  • Hanging Standard Paper Wallcoverings in the Workplace
  • Applying Coatings to Produce Textured Finishes in the Workplace
  • Applying Coatings by the Air Spray Method in the Workplace



London Formwork Ltd have been availing of the services of Competum for a period of aprox. 2 years. At anytime of asking for an endorsement of the company and the services provided; London Formwork Ltd are more than willing to provide our full endorsement. Since we have availed of the training services and the more advanced site management courses, as provided and organised via Competum, we have as a company; improved the training and overall knowledge and competence levels of our labour force. This has also been the case in regard to our own management team, in achieving the required NVQ accreditations levels and training. We are extremely grateful to Competum in the most excellent service and support they have provided to us, as a construction company and also; to our personnel. Mr. Keith Mc Groarty has made himself fully available and accessible at all times; in dealing with our training and accreditation requirements and requests. As a result of the support and excellent service provided, we have been able to meet the industry safety & training requirements and criteria; for our labour and management, as we continue to trade as a specialist formwork & insitu concrete - contracting company. Please feel free to contact me in regard to the support and professional service that Competum have provided. Your sincerely, Tony Gallagher Director/Commercial Manager.

Tony Gallagher
London FormWork, London

Competum provide quality training and they are a very credible service provider. They sort competent and experienced facilitators that are capable of sharing their knowledge in a manner that has the attendees interested throughout the course. The facilitators also presents the course in such a way that it is applicable to the work that is performed on site. This makes it easier for the attendees to apply what they have learnt on site. I would recommend Competum as they are able to provide training to suit your needs.

JP Ferreira, Lead Health and Safety Manager
Ballymore Group - Royal Wharf, London