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NVQ Level 2 Painting & Decorating

Who is this qualification for?

The Compass NVQ Level 2  Painting & Decorating qualification is aimed at those who have been working on site for one year or more and is looking to get their Blue Skilled Worker CSCS Card.

What is involved:

Once you’ve registered onto the programme, our Assessor will make arrangements to visit you on site where your will show him how you meet the unit requirements for:

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

You can also select one of the following units to complete the ‘Industrial Painting’ NVQ.

  • Operating Equipment in Support of the Paint Sprayer in the Workplace
  • Operating Equipment in Support of the Abrasive Blast Cleaner in the Workplace
  • Applying Coatings by the Airless Spray Method in the Workplace
  • Preparing Surfaces by Abrasive Blast Cleaning in the Workplace

Other units that could be taken although are not mandatory include:

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

When the Assessor meets with you on site he will capture your performance of these units and your knowledge. You can refer to previous experience you’ve had on other sites.   We will give you plenty of information on what he needs to see before this visit.

What makes this course special?

  • The course provides the opportunity to prove your skills and knowledge even if you have no other formal qualifications
  • Can be achieved without attending a College or taking an exam
  • Can be achieved in a relatively short period
  • The course is certificated by NOCN
  • Provides access to a Blue CSCS card
  • This qualification is supported by federation PDA

Rate:  £795 + vat.  Payment plans available.

This qualification is for you if:

  • You have at least one year of on site experience
  • You are working on site in this role at the moment
  • You need a Blue CSCS Card


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It was important for me to achieve this NVQ as quickly as possible and thankfully Compass were able to help me.  Brian was really experienced and a true gentleman - he explained exactly what I needed to do so I could complete it in record time.