Diploma in Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds 6807-23) Level 2

Borders College


Tweedbank Campus


This full time course follows a programme that is designed to acquaint the entrant with the practical skills and technical knowledge of Painting and Decorating. This will include Use of Access Equipment, Preparing and Painting Surfaces and the Different Application Techniques, Paper Hanging, Producing Decorative Painting and Creating Colour Schemes, and Decorative Treatments. Students will also have the opportunity to improve their knowledge in related Numeracy, Communications, IT, Measurement, Drawing, Health and Safety, Construction Practices, and Employment and Behavioural Skills. The course can also include 1 day per week for work experience, to reinforce knowledge and skills obtained during the session, as well as to prepare students for employment.

Entry Requirements

Introduction to Painting and Decorating or a relevant background. An interview session and Core Skills at SCQF Level 4. Completion of Introduction to Painting and Decorating (City and Guilds) Level 5 would be preferable but not essential, and at the discretion of centre staff.

Progression Routes

Students who gain employment could return to complete the PDA/SVQ in Painting and Decorating at SCQF Level 6

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Construction and Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Area


Career Sectors


Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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