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 studentservices@kidderminster.ac.uk 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
  • WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

    After completion of the this qualification, you can progress onto

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

Deliveries

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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