Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating (Learning for Life)

This course is suitable for students aged 19 and over.

This introductory course is the first step to a career as a successful painter and decorator.

You will learn about paint systems, application techniques, applying foundation and plain papers and decorative finishes.

Painting and decorating has fantastic job prospects and could provide you with a career for life. The course is suitable for people who are looking to gain a career in the industry, as well as people looking to improve their skills for their own benefit.

When will I start the course and how long will it take?

The course will start in September and will take one year to complete.

You will attend College one afternoon/evening per week (Tuesday) from 1.30pm - 8.30pm.

What will I study?

During this course, you will cover the following:

  • Applying basic paint systems by brush and roller
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction and associated industries
  • Knowledge of construction technology
  • Knowledge of technical information, quantities and communication with others
  • Preparing common surface types for decoration
  • Producing standard decorative finishes

How is it assessed?

During this course, you'll be assessed by a range of practical and online assessments.

Do I need any previous qualifications to start this course?

You do not need any formal qualifications, just passion and a commitment to your studies.

What are the course fees?

If you are aged 19 or over, course fees are dependent on your personal circumstances and you may be eligible for funding to cover course fees. If you are aged 19-23 and this is your first full level 1 qualification, 100% of your course fees will be covered.

More information can be provided upon application. For more information on financial support that may be available, please visit our dedicated Financial Support page.

What can I go on to do once I have completed this course?

This course is the first step towards becoming a successful painter and decorator.

Ref: Paul Daley



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Why study Construction with us?

Workplace Environment

You will develop your skills and knowledge in our impressive specialist workshops.

Interactive Experience

Your learning is practical, hands-on and heavily work experience focused.

Expert Tutors

Our tutors are experienced, industry experts and passionate about their subject too.

Showcase Your Skills

Take part in industry competitions like SkillBuild. Our students have won every year.

Excellent Progression

Your course can help you to secure an apprenticeship or a job in the industry.

Industry Links

We have strong links with employers such as Bagnalls Painting and Decorating.