Level 1 Diploma

Painting and Decorating

This course is a great starting point for those who are looking to have a career in painting and decorating. You will develop an understanding of the basics of construction technology as well as learn how to prepare surfaces for decoration.

You will gain a broad insight into the construction industry as a whole whilst gaining the skills and knowledge you need to start work or progress on to further training.

Course includes

What will I study?

  • Apply paints by brush and roller
  • Apply foundation and plain papers
  • Prepare surfaces for decoration
  • Produce decorative finishes
  • Construction technology
  • Carrt out safe working in Construction
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in Maths and English depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • Some GCSEs at grade 2 or above
  • Practical ability

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

  • Progress onto the Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating, or
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Painting and Decorating

Career options

  • Quality trades person
  • General foreman
  • Site manager
  • Surveyor
  • Project manager
Useful information

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2019 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.


Our college bus service collects over 1,400 students every day from far and wide. What’s more, getting to Reaseheath is FREE* on all college bus routes. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.


At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for up to 1,000 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

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