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Coronavirus update for customers

Operational Update on NOCN Group Qualifications and Services

NOCN Group offers a wide range of services including regulated qualifications, EPA for apprenticeships, Job Cards in construction, Access to HE Diplomas, bespoke accreditation and educational and skills support training.

You will find out more operational detail on the implications of COVID19 for each of these services, including advice for students and centres preparing for external assessments, through the following links:

Please note that NOCN will be following the guidance issued by the ESFA, IfATE, Ofqual, CCEA, QAA and Qualifications Wales, and will update our customers as things change.

If you have any concerns or would like to discuss the impact on your centre, apprentices or learners please contact us on or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

Working to support our valued customers

You will be aware of the various Government and World Health Organisation (WHO) announcements and official advice over COVID19.
The situation is unprecedented and has been continually changing. With colleges and schools now closed and the country in effect ‘locked down’, other than essential services, we will endeavour to continue to support you, your apprentices, learners and card applicants through this difficult period.

We support Ofqual’s statement that the most important principle is fairness to all learners and apprentices, not only for those being assessed now, but also for those assessed before COVID-19.

Centre Support

All our staff are working from home, so we are still offering front line support, through telephony, email and web chat as usual.
Certificates for regulated qualifications and cards are being issued to centres in the normal way.
We aim to provide as full a range of our services as possible, where these can be delivered remotely, and we can use remote or recorded assessment methods, whilst maintaining the integrity of the assessment.
All face-to-face appointments for approval visits, External Quality Assurers, and external assessments have been suspended until training centres reopen and normal business resumes.
We are providing digital on-line support, including offering WebEx interviews, developing online invigilated exams in place of physical papers, and digital content support.

Please contact us to discuss how best we can support you on or 0300 999 1177 (Option 1).

Best wishes from all at NOCN to you our valued customers. We hope you all remain safe and well.

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director

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Painting and Wallpapering Skills

Level 2
Credit Value
Guided Learning Hours

Learning Outcomes Assessment Criteria
The Learner Will The Learner Can

Know how to comply with relevant Health and Safety legislation, statutory regulations, official guidance, organisational procedures and manufacturer’s information when painting and wallpapering.

  • 1.1. - State the current Health and Safety legislation, statutory regulations, official guidance and organisational procedures that apply when:
    (a) preparing the area for work
    (b) painting and wallpapering.
  • 1.2. - State typical safety hazards associated with painting and wallpapering, explaining how these can be mitigated by applying appropriate risk control measures.
  • 1.3. - Correctly name and locate the persons responsible for health and safety within the specific area of work to which they have been allocated.

Know the tools and materials commonly used in painting and wallpapering.

  • 2.1. - Identify equipment used for painting.
  • 2.2. - Select the equipment required for specific painting tasks.
  • 2.3. - Identify equipment used for wallpapering.
  • 2.4. - Select the equipment required for specific wallpapering tasks.

  • 2.5. - Identify materials required for painting.
  • 2.6. - Identify materials required for wallpapering.
  • 2.7. - Identify materials required to perform given tasks.

Know how to apply paint finishes.

  • 3.1. - Describe how to prepare the surface before painting.
  • 3.2. - Describe how to use a range of paint products.
  • 3.3. - Identify when to use these products.
  • 3.4. - Explain how to protect the surrounding area when applying paint finishes.

Know how to apply wallpaper.

  • 4.1. - Describe how to prepare the surface before hanging wall coverings.
  • 4.2. - Describe how to apply wall coverings according to their type.
  • 4.3. - Describe when and where to use these products.
  • 4.4. - Explain how to protect the surrounding area when hanging wallpaper.

Be able to prepare for painting and wall papering tasks.

  • 5.1. - Calculate the quantity of paint required for a given task.
  • 5.2. - Calculate the quantity of wallpaper required to paper a room.
  • 5.3. - Select personal protective equipment required for given tasks.
  • 5.4. - Prepare the work area.
  • 5.5. - Remove existing materials and components, following current environmental and safety regulations relating to the removal of painting and decorating finishes.
  • 5.6. - Set out tools, equipment and material for ease of use.

Be able to perform painting tasks.

  • 6.1. - Protect the work and surrounding area from damage.
  • 6.2. - Apply coatings with brushes, rollers and activators using specified laying off procedures including:
    (a) water-borne coatings
    (b) solvent-borne coatings.
  • 6.3. - Paint a range of different areas to include:
    (a) broad areas
    (b) linear/trim/narrow runs
    (c) detailed complex structural or architectural items.
  • 6.4. - Stripecoat surface features.
  • 6.5. - Test wet and dry film thickness.

Be able to hang wallpaper.

  • 7.1. - Protect the work and surrounding area from damage.
  • 7.2. - Apply adhesive to the paper, ensuring even and complete coverage.
  • 7.3. - Demonstrate how to fold paper before applying to the wall.
  • 7.4. - Apply first drop to the plumb line and ensure subsequent drops are butted.
  • 7.5. - Ensure internal and external angles are correctly finished.
  • 7.6. - Cut and apply the paper around a range of fixtures and fittings.

  • 7.7. - Trim excess paper and remove any excess paste.

Be able to clean and store tools and materials after use.

  • 8.1. - Clean tools and equipment following manufacturers’ instructions.
  • 8.2. - Store tools and equipment safely after use.
  • 8.3. - Store materials correctly after use, following manufacturers’ instructions.


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