DIY in Painting and Decorating (Part Time)

Course overview

You may be set on going into the trade industry but unsure which trade you are would like to learn. With so many trades to choose from you may be having a difficult time pinpointing which to specialise in. Alternatively, you could just want to learn some DIY skills to save costs when doing tasks around the house. Either way our Painting & decorating course could be just what you are looking for. This course is designed at giving you the skills and confidence to decorate your own home to a professional standard. If you are wanting to upskill and be able to carry out general DIY painting and decorating around the home, then this course is for you.

Entry requirements

This course has no entry requirements, we just ask you have a passion for the subject and are ready to learn new skills.

Course Modules

This six-week course will give you an introduction and insight into a new trade. You will learn to:

• Preparing old walls for a new finish,
• Hanging wallpapers, continuing wallpaper patterns around internal corners and obstacles,
• Correct use of brush and rollers, including preparation and cleaning methods to ensure they last and much more
• Health and safety
• COSHH regulations

What can I do next

Perhaps this course sparks a passion for the trade, if so, we have a number of construction courses and apprenticeship opportunities that may appeal to you. If you would like to discuss progression options more, please get in touch with us at
Our qualified careers advisers can help our part-time learners understand your life and work choices, identify your values and work styles and offer valuable tools which enable you to transfer this effectively to the workplace. Whether it be job change, promotion or re-entering the employment market after a time away, we offer 1:1 confidential, impartial and unbiased guidance, CV Writing, apprenticeship advice, self-reflection (understanding your strengths) and advice on the various routes into all sorts of jobs.