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City & Guilds Level 1 Award Painting & Decorating

Subject Area
Start Date
21 September 2021
Additional Start Date
7 December 2021
Additional Start Date
8 March 2022
Study Mode
10 Weeks

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.

Course Modules/units

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

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, a genuine interest in the subject and outstanding commitment & enthusiasm is essential.

Dates and Course Durations

September (Eve)21st Sep 2021 – 8th Dec 2021, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm, 10 weeks

December (Eve)7th Dec 2021 – 2nd Mar 2022, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm, 10 weeks

March (Eve)8th Mar 2022 – 25th May 2022, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 6pm – 9pm, 10 weeks

Study Method

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.


Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements.

Course Fees

£292 - £585
The fees for this course can vary depending on funding eligibility, if you feel you may qualify for funding, please contact the Funding Team.

Additional Costs

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.


As well as specialist construction workshops, students have access to a fantastic range of College-wide facilities such as the Learning Resource Centre (LRC), study hubs, computer areas with accompanying multi-function printers and helpdesk advice.

Course Progression

On successful completion of this course students can progress onto a Level 1 Diploma in painting & decorating.

Career Progression

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.

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