Painting & Decorating Apprenticeship

Multi Trades Training

Painting & Decorating

Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Adaptable, quality, less red tape & always on hand to guide you. Multi Trades Training offers on-site Painting and Decorating apprenticeship level 2 training, available in the South East and Midlands area of the United Kingdom.

We’ve trained individuals and helped employers train their staff in the areas of Kent, Reading, London, Swindon, Southampton, Brighton, Northampton, Basingstoke, Oxford and many more.



Typical Duration to Gateway:

36 Months



Are you a company looking to employ an apprentice or an individual looking for an on-site apprenticeship training provider?

Click the link below to start your apprenticeship journey.

What Will You Learn

Work methods

  • K1 The purpose of a range of equipment, tools and materials.
  • K2 The characteristics of materials and their reaction to atmospheric conditions.
  • K3 Safe and efficient methods of use, maintenance, movement, protection and storage of materials and equipment.
  • K4 Work hazards, safe working methods and appropriate safety requirements.
  • K5 How to work at height including the safe use of platforms, steps, ladders and scaffold.
  • S1 Prepare the work area safely providing dust sheets and protection to furniture and adjacent surfaces.
  • S2 Identify hazards and risks in the workplace ensuring a safe environment is maintained at all times.
  • S3 Select, use, maintain and store, paint, tools, wallcoverings, spray equipment, steps, ladders and towers safely.
  • S4 Follow and maintain work procedures and method statements.
  • S5 Make the most efficient and effective use of resources, time and materials.
  • S6 React correctly using the correct method of actions and reporting in the event of an accident or incident.

Identify and respond to customer needs

  • K6 The most appropriate products and use of colour in different settings.
  • K7 The company’s services.
  • K8 Methods of formal and informal communication.
  • K9 The uses of information technology in the workplace.
  • K10 Principles of costing, pricing and budgeting.
  • K11 Time, scheduling and costs associated with a project.
  • S7 Prepare for meetings and discussions by having appropriate paint specification and colour information.
  • S8 Use appropriate listening, and questioning, techniques.
  • S9 Use appropriate terminology when attending meetings.
  • S10 Work to allocated times and schedules for the project.

Construction Industry and Building Methods

  • K12 Key factors and systems of working in different sectors, such as occupied properties, health and education facilities where residents, patients and students may be present.
  • K13Key differences between modern and traditional construction methods.
  • S11 Identify different industry sectors such as new construction, social housing, residential, refurbishment, commercial and Heritage.
  • S12 Identify different building methods e.g. steel frame, reinforced concrete frame, traditional solid wall and cavity wall, block and dry lined which determine the appropriate paint products and specifications.

Product and specification Information

  • K14 Differences of each product type for example, water-borne, solvent borne and epoxy.
  • K15 Drying, curing and recoating times.
  • K16 The effect of colour in relation to good design and colour and contrast for people with impaired vision.
  • K17 The causes of common problems, how these can be prevented and how to correct them.
  • K18 Data sheets, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health sheets, method statements and risk assessments.
  • S13 Interpret specification documents and ensure correct preparation and systems are followed.
  • S14 Refer to manufacturers’ product information and data sheets to avoid errors.
  • S15 Advise clients about basic colour choices.
  • S16 Recommend appropriate products for differing scenarios and sectors.
  • S17 Identify and rectify common surface coating and wall covering problems.
  • S18 Interpret and use health and safety documents.

Preparation and Application and Removal

  • K19 Difference in systems for new and pre- decorated surfaces.
  • K20 Types of preparation methods including removal of previous coatings and wallcoverings using hand tools, power tools and chemicals.
  • K21 Traditional and modern methods of making good surfaces.
  • K22 Different systems for metals, wood, plastic and factory finishes.
  • K23 Techniques of application by brush, roller, pressure assisted roller and spray application.
  • K24 Specialist decorative techniques for example, graining, marbling and gilding.
  • K25 The skills of removal and application of wallcoverings.
  • S19 Identify substrates, hard wood, soft wood, ferrous and non- ferrous metal, factory finished etc.
  • S20 Prepare and strip surfaces using abrasives, chemical etchants, power sanders, heat and liquid methods.
  • S21 Understand and apply powder, two- pack, surfacers and resin fillers.
  • S22 Use different application methods brush, roller, spray, power-assisted rollers and special effect tools.
  • S23 Wallpaper using techniques for the hanging of lining paper, standard papers, digital print and wide width including (matching patterns, internal and external corners).

How Our Painter and Decorator Apprenticeship Works

  • We deliver on-site construction trades training apprenticeships throughout the South East and Midlands
  • You will not need to attend college when undertaking apprenticeship training with Multi Trades Training, How? all assessments are on-site with our mobile training workshop and online theory lessons, this saves the apprentice a days pay a week and the employer better staff availability
  • Our training can be tailored to the company or individuals needs, we believe that this approach is the best for both individuals
  • We can help you from start to finish e.g. writing a contract or sourcing funding. Our friendly and experienced team are always on hand to help you

What to Expect From Multi Trades Training

  • New flexible and innovative apprenticeship delivery
  • Deliver apprenticeships with the minimum amount of administration, form filling and fuss
  • Support where and when you need it
  • Electronic enrolment
  • Electronic contracts
  • Digital Apprenticeship Service manager
  • The whole apprenticeship training can be completed from your place of work

Painter and Decorator apprenticeship not what you’re looking for?

We offer a range of on-site construction apprenticeships from carpentry, bricklaying,Β painting and decorating, groundwork, kitchen fitting, plastering, bench joinery, plant operating, fencing, cabinet making and interior systems whether you’re an employer or individual click here to view all of our apprenticeships.

We also offer fully online NVQs from bathroom and kitchen fitting, groundwork, painting and decorating, bench joinery 2 and 3, site supervisor, dry lining finishing, fixing and boarding, brickwork 2 and 3 and formwork.