Painting and Decorating Level 1

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code P00015
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time


This is a 1 year full time course

About the course

The Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating is designed to prepare you for entry to the construction industry. You will develop your practical skills and knowledge through a range of units including handling and storing resources, working relationships, providing working platforms, maintaining and using hand tools and basic practical skills in painting and decorating. Students must start at level 1 to gain the necessary skills before progressing to level 2.

Topics will include erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms, preparing surfaces for decoration, applying paint systems by brush and roller and applying foundation and plain papers. Approximately 40% of the course is theory and 60% is practical. You will need to bring your own overalls for practical sessions and classroom equipment for theory sessions. All other equipment will be provided.

Functional Skills lessons also form an important part of your course.

They include Maths and English to help improve your skills in these areas. There will be a formal assessment when you are ready. Your progress will be reviewed regularly in tutorial sessions. You need to attend regularly and be on time for every lesson.

Personal Study Time

Students are expected to study independently in their own time, building up their knowledge. You will be given your own password to access our online learning materials, we have a comprehensive learning centre to aid your learning.

Will this course suit me?

Applicants should have a willingness and a desire to study on a Painting & Decorating course, be able to take in technical information and demonstrate practical ability in a workshop setting.

Qualification Title

Painting & Decorating level 1 Diploma C&G.



How will it be delivered?

Your theoretical knowledge will be assessed by an online exam and unit tests. Your practical skills will be assessed by practical tests and a practical exam.


Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 2 or above including English Language







Your next steps...

Where can it lead?

Following success in this course you can apply to join a Level 2 Painting & Decorating course.  Career opportunities include working in the construction industry.