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Painting and Decorating (Level 1 Certificate / Diploma)

City and Guilds
Trades & Craftfs

Course Overview

This qualification is aimed at learners aged 16 and above who work or want to work in the construction industry and specialize in the area of painting and decorating.The Level 1 qualification are aimed at people wishing to learn some skills in painting and decorating, to progress on to becoming skilled in their chosen trade, or to progress through an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman. As part of the programme students will undertake essential skills in Maths, English and ICT that will allow progression on to L2 Traineeship or employment on to Apprenticeship programme.The programme will also have additional support available based on learner needs to support successful completion of programme.
  • Start Date
    1 Sep 2023
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    1 Year
  • Campus
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Start Date
  • Course: City and Guilds Level 1 Certificate / Diploma Diploma in Painting and Decorating
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 01/09/2023

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Course Modules

  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment working platforms
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non complex areas
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Applying foundation and plain papers
  • Producing specialist decorative finishes
  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No formal entry requirements, applicants must have the potential to achieve full qualification.

ROI Requirements

No formal entry requirements, applicants must have the potential to achieve full qualification.

Work Placement

Work placement is optional component of this course, which would be encouraged for those wishing to pursue a career in this field.

What's Next?

Further Study

There are excellent progression routes from this Level 1 course on to L2 Traineeships to employment on the L2 Apprenticeship programme completing trade at Level 3.

Career Prospects

Painters have excellent opportunities to become self-employed and start their own businesses. Once Level 3 Apprenticeship has been completed painters can progressed to HE courses to further develop their careers in the construction industry with job opportunities as site manager, project managers, H&S officers and teaching.


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    I choose to train as an apprentice because it was very important to me that I could work and earn money while studying towards my qualification.
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