Painting & Decorating Level 1

Course Overview

Level 1 Painting and Decorating is designed for those with an interest in the construction industry who are looking to gain specialist skills in painting and decorating. This course will enable you to acquire skills in decorating whilst seeking employment as a painter and decorator. You will learn the importance of preparing surfaces for decoration, brush and roller painting, how to apply standard papers to walls, decorative techniques and how to apply paint. You can look forward to hands-on work experience as well as a visit to the National Painting & Decorating Show.
Your study programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

Course Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 2/3 including English and maths at grade 2.

Course Skills & Benefits

This course provides an excellent opportunity to obtain a sound base in basic skills and knowledge of painting and decorating required by employers.

Mandatory Units

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

Optional Units

There are no optional units on this qualification.

Course Progression

Progression to a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or employment. This course provides a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification such as an apprenticeship.

Course Assessment

This course is assessed with practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments. At the end of the course you will also be required to complete 2 exams in painting and decorating.
Your personal tutor will prepare and support you for all assessments and online exams.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are a resident in the UK and the European Economic Area or have been for the last 3 years. You must be under 19 years old on 31st August in the calendar year you start your course.

19+ learners, please contact the Customer Services team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information

Full-time