Painting and Decorating - Level 1
Course Code: CP1FE88
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Prepare for a painting and decorating career with the Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating. This one-year programme provides a comprehensive introduction to paint systems, application techniques, applying foundation and plain papers, and decorative finishes. Work experience with a local employer or community project is also included to support your development and potentially provide access to a full-time apprenticeship. We offer high quality tuition from expert tutors in superbly equipped workshops and classrooms. Successful students progress to higher level programmes, with some specialising in advanced crafts or branching out into fascinating careers such as heritage restoration and interior design.
You don’t need formal qualifications to do this programme, just a passion for working within the construction industry and a commitment to your studies.
However, if you don’t have at least grade 3 in maths and/or English, you will need to continue these subjects as part of your programme.
If you are a year 11 student applying for this programme, we will compare your GCSE results with the minimum target grades set for you by your school. This will help us decide whether this is your most suitable programme of study. Other students, including those from outside the area, will have an opportunity to discuss their qualifications and experience to make sure they too are studying at the right level. For some programmes, we might need to observe you carrying out certain practical tasks before we can make you an offer.
Teaching and Learning Methods
We use a variety of teaching methods to provide a lively and stimulating learning experience that allows you to achieve your full potential. These range from demonstrations and guest speakers to videos, webinars and e-learning.
You will spend 70% of your time engaged in practical work within our well-equipped workshops, with access to industry-standard craft-based training equipment. The remaining time will be spent in a class-based environment working on theory (and potentially English and maths) or in a weekly progress meeting with your tutor.
Industry Placement and Field Trips
Other Costs and Equipment Needed
All staff involved in the delivery of further education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.
Students who are 18 or under and resident in the EU pay no course fees. Read our tuition fees guide for students 19 and over.