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 this could be he perfect course for you.

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. You will need to have an interest in painting and decorating and be prepared to undertake an entry assessment during your interview.

Entry decisions will be discretionary at interview. Students will continually be assessed through probation period to ensure they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
- Construction Technology
- Applying Paint by Brush and Roller
- Applying Foundation and Plain Papers
- Producig Standard Decorative Finishes
- Accessing Equipment and Platforms

How will I be assessed?

The course is broken down into different units and you will complete online tests at the end of each unit. You will be issued with a workbook, which will be marked at the end of each task. Your workbook is a folder where you will keep information about each practical task that you have completed. There are currently 8 units and an additional final practical task to achieve you full qualification.

What can I do next

After completing the course, you may want to consider taking our Level 2 Construction Diploma Painting & Decorating; alternatively you may wish to consider an apprenticeship or further on-the-job training.