Diploma in Painting and Decorating L1


This course is designed to give you an insight into the basic techniques used in Painting and Decorating. You will participate in a work experience programme working alongside a qualified painter & decorator.

Course requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, although a good level in maths and English will provide a firm foundation. your tutor will undertake a short interview to ascertain your suitability for this course.

What will I do?

This course will prepare you for entry into the field of painting & decorating and will involve you studying safe working practices, building methods and construction technology, erecting and dismantling working platforms, preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems, foundation and plain papers and producing specialist decorative finishes.

What will it give me?

The course will prepare you for further learning or training and will develop your knowledge and skills.

Materials needed

You will need safety footwear and white overalls which you can purchase from the College.

What can I do when I finish?

If you gain suitable grades you may want to progress to the Level 2 Diploma in Painting & Decorating course or a paid Apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3.

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