Diploma in Painting and Decorating, Level 1

Course overview

Are you practical and creative? Do you enjoy working on projects and seeing the results of your hard work? Have you ever considered a career as a Painter or Decorator? If the answer is yes, then your perfect career in Construction could be as a Painter and Decorator! Our Level 1 Diploma will introduce you to this specialist craft and help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to start work or progress to further training.

Our course balances theory with some great hands-on experience. You will learn the vital skills you need to become a Painter and Decorator, starting with basic techniques such as preparing surfaces for decorating, organising your work area, applying wallpaper and using brushes and rollers to apply paint. You will also explore different paint finishes and learn how to produce special decorative finishes.

In addition to your practical training, you will also learn how to select different quantities of materials, how to communicate with other professionals, and how to identify different building materials and explain how they are used. Our course also covers aspects of health and safety.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a Grade 2 in GCSE English and Mathematics.

How will I be assessed?

The course is broken down into different units and you will complete an online test at the end of each unit. You will also complete a practical workbook and your tutor will mark this as you complete each task. Your workbook is a folder where you will keep information about each practical task that you have completed.

What can I do next

After completing the course, you may want to consider taking our Diploma in Painting & Decorating, Level 2. Alternatively, you may want to think about undertaking an apprenticeship or further on-the-job training.