City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Construction Skills - Painting & Decorating
This course is aimed at anyone looking to learn the basic skills in painting & decorating to enable them to embark on a career in the painting & decorating trade or for their own personal use.
You should be interested in the painting and decorating industry and/or developing some home improvement/ DIY skills, if this is you, then this is the starting point.
You will learn a variety of basic practical skills in painting & decorating and gain the initial underpinning knowledge and behaviours in the construction industry to discover how to use the tools and materials correctly to build upon your progress each week.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a genuine interest in the subject and outstanding commitment and enthusiasm is essential.
The qualifications cover a range of hand-skills, practical tasks and theory lessons consisting of a combination of the following:
- Introduction to the construction industry
- Introduction to health and safety in construction
- Introduction to painting techniques
- Introduction to painting and wallpapering
- Introduction to applying decorative effects
- Introduction to applying wallpaper to internal and external angles and painting skirting
- Introduction to painting a panel door
Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements.
£292 - £584
The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.
On successful completion of this course students can progress onto a Level 1 Diploma in Painting & Decorating.
Dates & course durations
5th December 2023 - 28th February 2024, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm
5th March 2024 - 22nd May 2024, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6.00pm-9.00pm
This course will be delivered by qualified experience tutors who are experts in their disciplines. Teaching will be done in a practical setting which will allow you to spend the time using the tools and resources.
As well as specialist construction workshops, students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning & Research Centre, study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, some courses may require additional study from home, you may need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning. You will be made aware of any additional study time at the time of enrolment.
Students will be equipped with the skills and knowledge required to progress in their current employment or enter employment in the painting & decorating industry. You may also have the option to transfer to an apprenticeship and then progress on to higher-level courses in the trade.
“I chose this course to learn the basics of painting and decorating and expand my career options for the future. I like that the course is practical, with workshops and a good range of equipment available. I’d already studied at York College previously so I was happy to return and complete another course. My tutors are very professional, friendly and easy to get on with. I feel like I can talk to them about anything."