Diploma in Painting & Decorating L1

10 September 2019 - 18 June 2020
Full time course days are ( Tue Wed Thur )
9:15 AM - 4:45 PM
Level 1
Cost or fee remission information
Bishop Auckland Campus

Course overview

The level 1 diploma course in Painting and Decorating is designed to give anyone new to this discipline an insight into the basic techniques used in becoming a qualified painter and decorator. You will be required to undertake practical assessments for painting and wallpapering tasks along with a knowledge assessment to assess your understanding of the techniques. This programme will give you a good footing for the higher level 2 programme. You will also carry out a work experience programme, working alongside a qualified painter and 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?

The Diploma in Painting & Decorating L1 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. It will also give you a L1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

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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