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Painting and Decorating (Level 1)

Key course information

Construction and Trades


1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

This course serves as an introduction to basic decorating techniques and health and safety within the construction industry. It involves: carrying out safe working practices estimating quantities communications construction technology safe use of access equipment preparation of surfaces application of paints by brush and roller applying foundation and plain wallpapers and basic specialist decorative techniques.

What will I learn?

Some of the units covered on this course consist of: Health and Safety and Welfare in Construction and Associated Industries Knowledge of Technical Information, Quantities and Communication with others. Knowledge of Construction Technology Erecting and Dismantling Access Equipment and Working Platforms Preparing Common Surface types for Decoration Applying Basic Paint Systems by Brush and Roller Applying Foundation and Plain Papers Producing Standard Decorative Finishes.

Entry Requirements

- 4 GCSEs at Grade 2/E or above, or equivalent including Maths and English.
- good reference and a satisfactory interview.
- You will also be required to undertake a skills assessment.

Additional Costs and Information

Students will be required to buy overalls, protective footwear and text books.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Construction and Trades

Career Opportunities

  • Bricklayer
  • Installation Electrician
  • Painter or Decorator

  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Fitter

An average salary in June 2019 for a bricklayer was £36,678

Over the next 10 years, half a million employees are expected to retire from the construction industry

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