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Painting & Decorating City & Guilds Diploma Level 1

Subject Area
Start Date
September 2023
Study Mode
1 year
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.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE subjects at grade 2 or above, including English and Maths.

What will I study?

Units include:

  • 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

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, 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.

Daniel, Painting & Decorating student hanging wallpaper in the workshop

“I chose to learn more about painting and decorating after having some experience in it while working with my cousin. I have a good working relationship with my tutor and even though I have some experience of the practical work already, there are still lots of new skills for me to learn."

Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1
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