Painting & Decorating Diploma Level 1





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About the course

This qualification is a basic craft introduction to the Painting and Decorating industry. This course gives you the opportunity to study both the knowledge and practical aspects of Painting and Decorating at Level 1.

Entry Requirements

Essential Requirements:

•A good grasp of basic Maths and English

Desirable Requirements:

•Achieved 3 GCSEs grade D and above including Maths and English

•A strong commitment to adopt a 'work ready' approach, taking responsibility for your own development and behaviour

•Completed 30 hours or more of work experience within the construction industry

What will I do on this course?

Unit 101/501 Principles of building construction, information and communication

You will learn the basic principles of construction including the roles and responsibilities of various other trades and construction professionals. You will also learn about the documentation and methods of communication that are used within the construction industry

Unit 116 Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms

You will learn about and gain practical experience of erecting, dismantling and storing of access equipment such as ladders, trestle platforms and tower scaffolding

Unit 117 Preparing surfaces for decoration

You will learn about and gain practical experience of how to prepare surfaces to receive a decorative finish

Unit 118 Applying paint systems by brush and roller to non-complex areas

You will learn about and gain practical experience of applying paint by brush and roller

Unit 119 Applying foundation and plain papers

You will learn about and gain practical experience of wallpaper hanging

Unit 120 Producing specialist decorative finishes

You will learn about and gain practical experience of producing special decorative finishes such as rag rolling, stencil work and colour effects

Unit 201/601 Health, safety and welfare in construction

You will learn all about Health safety and welfare in construction ranging from legislation to fire safety to accident reporting

Who is it for?

This course is suitable for mature learners who have a keen interest to learn knowledge and skills to start a career in Painting and Decorating.

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress. Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are:

  • Attendance
  • Exams
  • Online assessments
  • Practical assessments
  • Portfolio work
What could I do next?

On successful completion of the course you may be able to progress to the level 2 Diploma Painting and Decorating. You could also apply for an apprenticeship in the Painting and Decorating industry.

Additional cost

You will need protective footwear and a high visibility vest for practical sessions.



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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