Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction)

Ofqual code: 603/2555/0
Minimum Total Qualification Time: 670
Minimum Guided Learning Hours: 309
Minimum Credit value: 67

This qualification will develop knowledge and skills in areas such as preparing surfaces for painting and applying paint systems by brush.

The qualification has been updated with an additional pathway for heritage painting, so there are now three pathways:

  • Decorative Finishing (Painter)
  • Industrial Painting Occupations (Industrial Painter)
  • Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Heritage Painter)

This qualification may be available through employers, training providers and colleges in England and Wales. 

Qualification rationale and objectives

Rationale and purpose of this qualification

This qualification is aimed at those who are in work and are looking for recognition of their prior learning and experience.

Its primary purpose is to confirm the learner’s occupational competence as a painter, heritage painter or industrial painter. As a work-related, competence-based qualification it provides confirmation to employers, industry managers and card schemes that the learner has the skills and knowledge needed to meet the nationally recognised standard to carry out the role.

Learners who achieve this qualification can use it to gain employment, to progress in the industry, or to work towards another qualification (see Progression).

Objectives

The qualification is designed to meet the following objectives:

  • supporting a role in the workplace
  • confirming knowledge, understanding and skills
  • providing access to a relevant card scheme
  • enabling learners to gain the relevant licence to practice

Recognition

This qualification is supported by the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS).

CSCS provides a registration card scheme acknowledged by industry for those involved in construction. The scheme recognises skills, knowledge and understanding, competence and qualifications.

What does this qualification cover?

As this is a competence-based qualification, learners will be acquiring the knowledge and skills required through either on-the-job experience or in a learning environment.

To achieve the whole qualification, learners need a minimum of 67 credits. They must complete 6 mandatory units from the qualification structure.

Who is this qualification for?

This qualification is suitable for:

  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • workers wishing to progress into a supervisory position
  • people in employment who wish to enhance their career prospects
  • individuals who wish to start their own business
  • school and college students with a part-time job that enables them to develop the appropriate skills in the workplace
  • full-time and part-time study

There are no specific skills, knowledge understanding or any other qualifications that must be achieved in order to start this qualification. However, learners must have the potential and opportunity to gain this qualification successfully.

Entry

Entry to the qualification is at the discretion of the centre.

This qualification is mainly taken by individuals employed as painters or industrial painters.

Progression

Learners may progress from the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) to a range of qualifications at Level 3 and above, including Occupational Work Supervision.

The Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) can lead to employment within the construction industry.

What approvals are needed?

Centres must come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in the Systems and Qualification Approval Guide.

Where can you take this course

Qualification content and delivery tools

Current

Qualification structure

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Decorative Finishing (Painter)

SQA code: GN4D 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 6 mandatory units (credit value 67).

Please refer to the qualification structure (80 KB) for more information.

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) – Industrial Painting Occupations (Industrial Painter)

SQA code: GN4E 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 7 mandatory units (credit value 76).

Please refer to the qualification structure (88 KB) for more information.

Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Construction) Decorative Finishing and Industrial Painting Occupations (Heritage Painter)

SQA code: GN4C 68

The qualification requires the learner to complete 7 mandatory units (credit value 90).

Please refer to the qualification structure (67 KB) for more information.

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the assessment criteria, assessment (evidence) requirements and guidance on instruments of assessment for the unit.

The qualification is assessed by completing a portfolio of evidence which details what the learner has completed at work. This can be gathered through observation, professional discussion, witness testimony or supporting documentary evidence. The assessor can work alongside the learner to confirm that they have met the requirements of the qualification and that they are therefore competent in their role.

Competence is displayed through the assessor observing the learner demonstrate that they carry out their normal work activities competently and to the industry standard and comply with current legislation and company procedures.

The assessment process will ensure that the learner can complete the tasks that they have been directed to undertake and that they can interpret the instructions correctly. They will demonstrate that they can select the appropriate resources for the tasks and can complete them within the given timescales and specifications.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle

Lapsing

Qualification structure

These group awards has been replaced and have entered into their lapsing period.

The operational end-date for this qualification is 30/11/17
The certification end-date for this qualification is 30/11/19

The qualification requires the learner to complete minimum (67 credit points) maximum (76 credit points).

  • Group award code: GH8V 68 – Industrial Painter (76 credit points)
  • Group award code: GH8T 68 – Painter (67 credit points)
  • Group award code: OFQUAL code: 601/1940/8

Unit specifications

Unit specifications for this qualification are available on the Regulated Qualifications unit search.

How to assess

Ongoing course assessment will apply. Each unit specification gives detailed information on the evidence requirements/assessment criteria and approaches to assessment for the unit.

Learner portfolio

Assessment strategy/principle