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Award in Painting and Decorating - Level 1

Overview

This course is ideal for those who wish to work as a painter and decorator in the construction sector. It allows you the opportunity to progress on to the Level 2 Technical Certificate in Painting and Decorating, and to move on to future employment in industry.

Painting & Decorating is one of the traditional trades both in the UK and around the world. This qualification is aimed at those wishing to learn the basic skills of Painting & Decorating in order to progress and become skilled in their chosen trade and / or to progress onto an apprenticeship and work towards becoming a master craftsman.

The course has been designed to help you to, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career as a painter and decorator.

The course covers the following skills:

  • 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

Students will also participate in wider learner activities along with guest speakers to improver personal skills, competitions and work placements.

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Entry requirements

  • GCSEs with at least grade 3/D in maths and English; or
  • an equivalent plus an aptitude test; or
  • Entry Level/Level 1 Award Construction. 

Mature students who do not have the qualifications required for entry may still be eligible.  Relevant experience, a strong portfolio of work and a commitment to the subject you wish to study may be acceptable for certain courses.

  • 19+ year olds: You will need to supply a written reference either from a recent education institution or employer. This will need to be uploaded to your myVISION account by the end of May. If you are not able to gain a reference, please contact admissions@wnc.ac.uk for further advice.

Start dates and fees

Start DateDurationCodeAnnual Fee (Age)Actions
16-18over 19
Sep 20211 yr(s)1610A1212FREE£500.00** EApply

E You may be eligible for fee exemption depending on your circumstances. Please see our adult finance and funding page for more information.

How long is the course?

One year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be carried out in both the classroom (theory based units) via written assessments/presentations and the workshop (practical based units) via synoptic assessments of practical work using suitable industry standard tools and materials.

What does the course lead to?

Upon completion of the course, you can progress to the Level 2 Construction Diploma or NVQ Level 2 if you have a relevant work placement.

What will I study?

This Study Programme allows you to learn, develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in Painting & Decorating.

It covers the following skills:

  • 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
  • English and maths

Study programmes

It is an entry requirement for some courses to have gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths (see entry requirements). If the entry requirements to a course do not require A*-C in these subjects, and you haven’t already gained GCSEs A*-C in English and maths before joining us, you will continue to study English and maths as part of your programme and take appropriate qualifications in these subjects with the aim of achieving A* to C grade. In addition, to help you gain essential skills for employment, every student aged under 19 and studying a full-time course at college will take part in our study programmes alongside their main subject qualification. Find out more.

How do I apply?

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