Painting & Decorating Diploma – Level 1

Qualified, skilled painters and decorators are always in high demand, this entry level course prepares you to enter this lucrative trade, enabling you to build up a broad range of practical skills that you help you progress in the industry.

Covering essential skills such as preparing surfaces, applying paint by brush or roller, and wallpapering, along with a basic understanding and knowledge of other construction trade, this qualification will lay a strong foundation to enable you to unlock your potential and eventually work within a highly sought after industry sector.

  • What will be studied

    This course will take you more in-depth into:-

    • The core principles of health and safety
    • Applying paint by brush and roller
    • The difference between hardwood and softwood finishing
    • Essential wallpapering skills
    • Safe working practices
    • Water-based paints
    • Radiator removal
    • Utilising oil based paint products
    • Construction technology
    • Preparing surfaces for decoration
    • Hanging foundation papers and plain wallpaper.
  • What are the entry requirements?

    There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, however, you will need to:-

    • Have a reasonable standard of literacy and numeracy
    • Provide a suitable reference
    • Have a strong work ethic
    • Be able to problem-solve
    • Be practically minded
  • Where does this course lead to?

    This course provides the perfect foundation to move onto Level 2 Painting and Decorating

  • What qualifications will be gained?

    At the end of this one year programme, you will achieve a City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating.

  • How will this course be delivered?

    This practical based course will be delivered through:-

    • Presentations
    • Task-based exercises
    • Practical demonstrations
    • 1:1 support
    • Tutorials and lectures


    This study programme will be taught over 11 hours over three days.

    Practical work will be carried out at our purpose-built Vocational Training Centre, theoretical and background tutorials will take place on our Main Campus.

    Classes generally run between 9am-5pm but may vary.

    Timetables will be given to all students during enrolment and induction week

  • How will I be assessed?

    Throughout this course, you will be assessed on each unit via:-

    • Practical assignments
    • Coursework
    • Presentations
    • Class work


    You will be awarded a pass or a fail on successful completion of each unit.

  • How to get a place?
  • Other Information:

    Students aged 19+ will be subject to fees. Student finance offers help with Advanced Learner Loans and support to students, please contact Student Services on 01562 512003 or email for more information and advice.

    This qualification requires:-

    • Personal Protective Equipment
    • Steel-toe-capped footwear
    • 3m tape measure


    Whilst on this course we would expect you to bring equipment to classes to assist with completing lesson takes, such as:-

    • Pens
    • Pencils
    • Memory stick
    • Notepad
  • Exam Board:
    City & Guilds

    After completion of the this qualification, you can progress onto

    • Level 2 Painting and Decorating
    • Or apply to be an apprentice decorator


Start Date : September 2020 End Date : June 2021 Fee : N/A
Day : N/A Time : N/A Fee Description : N/A Duration : 1 Year
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