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York College

Entry requirements

For general entry requirement guidance please follow this link.

More detailed entry requirement information will be available in due course.

Duration

The Diploma courses in Painting and Decorating consist of:

Level 1 Diploma – 1 Year
Level 2 Diploma – 1 Year (successful completion of Level 1 Diploma to progress to Level 2)

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • Outstanding commitment & enthusiasm
  • Good eye for detail
  • Outstanding attendance & punctuality

What will I study?

Level 1

  • 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

Level 2

  • Health, safety and welfare in construction
  • Principles of building construction, information and communication
  • Preparing surfaces for decoration
  • Applying paint systems by brush and roller to complex areas
  • Applying standard papers to walls and ceilings
  • Producing specialist finishes for decorative work
  • Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
  • Creating and applying colour

How will I be assessed?

Continuous assessment with end of year assignments in both practical & theory work.

What could it lead to?

On completion of each Diploma, students 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.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this webpage, the content is subject to change where necessary.

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