Level 1 Diploma in Painting and Decorating

Level 1 Diploma

Course Location


Stockport College


Stockport College

Further Details


College 16-18


Painting & Decorating

Course Start Date

Monday 2nd September 2024

Course Duration

Full-time, 1 Year

Course Time

Course Fee

£ 993.46
You may be eligible for support with your tuition fees - please visit the college website - funding and finance page for further information

Course Code


Course Overview

Level 1 Painting and Decorating is designed for those with an interest in the construction industry who are looking to gain specialist skills in painting and decorating. This course will enable you to acquire skills in decorating whilst seeking employment as a painter and decorator. You will learn the importance of preparing surfaces for decoration, brush and roller painting, how to apply standard papers to walls, decorative techniques and how to apply paint. You can look forward to hands-on work experience as well as a visit to the National Painting & Decorating Show.
Your study programme will include English and maths at an appropriate level and it will support the development of skills towards employability and suitability to progress onto the next level of study.

Course Requirements

4 GCSE’s at Grade 2 or above (including maths and English Language).

What you will Learn

This course provides an excellent opportunity to obtain a sound base in basic skills and knowledge of painting and decorating required by employers.


This course is assessed with practical modules, theory units, online exams and assignments. At the end of the course you will also be required to complete 2 exams in painting and decorating.
Your personal tutor will prepare and support you for all assessments and online exams.


Progression to a Level 2 Diploma in Painting and Decorating or employment. This course provides a good foundation for future career opportunities or progression to a more advanced work-related qualification such as an apprenticeship.

Career Options

painter and decorator working for a business or self employed

Mandatory Units

Principles of building construction, information and communication
Erecting and dismantling access equipment and working platforms
Preparing surfaces for decoration
Applying paint systems by brush and roller
Applying foundation and plain papers
Producing specialist decorative finishes
Health, safety and welfare in construction

Contact Details

For further information please contact T: 0161 886 7070 or E: info@trafford.ac.uk

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Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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