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York College

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the Level 1 Certificate in Construction Skills – Painting & Decorating and/or an interest in the painting and decorating industry and/or developing some home DIY skills.

  • Outstanding commitment & enthusiasm
  • Good eye for detail
  • Outstanding Attendance & Punctuality

Dates and Times

Day: Tue & Wed

Time: 18.00-21.00


Start date: 19 Sep 2017

End date: 04 Jul 2018


Start date: 6 Mar 2018

End date: 4 Jul 2018

Course Content

Level 1

A combination of the following;

  • 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

Exams and Assessments

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

How You Can Progress

On completion of each Diploma, students can progress onto the next level where appropriate.


The cost of this course is £1400.

Courses costing more than £200 can usually be paid for in instalments. Please contact the College for details.

How to Apply

If you wish to study this course you do not need to fill out an application form, simply call our Admissions Team on (01904) 770397 or visit our friendly team of advisors in the InfoZone, located behind the main reception desk.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course or any aspects of studying at York College please email or call (01904) 770770.

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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