Painting & Decorating City & Guilds Diploma Level 1
This course is a practical, hands-on course that will teach you the foundations of painting and decorating and allow you to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment. To be successful on this course, you need to have outstanding commitment and enthusiasm, good eye for detail and outstanding attendance and punctuality.
A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2 or above including English or Maths and either English or Maths at grade 3.
What will I study?
- 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 to Non-complex Areas
- Applying Foundation and Plain Papers
- Producing Specialist Decorative Finishes
- Health, Safety and Welfare in Construction
You will require the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) of safety boots, College logo polo shirt and overalls (bib and brace). For further information please ask our tutors at our open events and guidance discussions.
Method of delivery
This programme will be delivered in our modern workshops and classrooms, focusing on developing your practical skills, knowledge and professional behaviours ready for assessment. All assessments will be carried out in accordance with awarding body guidelines. To prepare you prior to your assessments, we will build up your skills, knowledge and behaviours to give you the best chance of achieving your potential. We will sequence the curriculum delivery to meet industry needs and work with you through each step to build your confidence.
How will I be assessed?
Practical and theory work will be assessed in line with awarding body requirements. This will be a mixture of online externally set and marked examinations and practical synoptic assessments.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level, Apprenticeship or A Level programmes.
Your next steps
On completion, you can progress on to the next level where appropriate or go on to find employment in order to transfer to an apprenticeship. Some of our students then go on to higher-level courses in construction.
I chose this course as I thought I would like the creative side of the course as well as the basic elements. I enjoy the variety of the practical work that we do; so far we have painted a door, an architrave, a T frame and we are now working on a full room. I’ve enjoyed the different tasks set. I enjoy College as my tutors are very supportive and nice. They push you to be the best you can be.